Wednesday's HOT MIC

Wednesday's HOT MIC

At the University of Akron this semester students can take a course called "Trump's Triumph." According to the school's website:

The three-credit-hour course will focus on Trump’s win, his ability to assemble a diverse coalition of supporters, his beliefs and principles, and why the polls and pundits consistently got it wrong. Students will also dig into the reasons why people supported Trump throughout the campaign and ultimately decided to vote for him.

The course is offered through UA’s Department of Political Science in association with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. Undergraduates and graduate students of any major may enroll in the class.

Congressman Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) was a guest speaker at a recent class. Renacci, who is running for governor of Ohio, is an enthusiastic Trump supporter who cites Washington gridlock as one of the main reasons he wants to get out of Congress.

Notice how nobody in the picture is protesting or setting anything on fire? Unlike at Berkeley, they still tolerate some modicum of free speech at Ohio's government-funded schools.

Meanwhile, Kent State, that perpetual bastion of liberalism just a few miles east of UA, is offering a course called "Hillary Clinton Case Study: Perspectives on Gender and Power" and acting like it's something new and original. Sounds super fun.