When the political left is worried, I'm smiling.
A top-notch college education no longer means four years of liberal indoctrination. According to the experts, schools that promote conservative values are among the nation's best.
The Princeton Review and US News and World Report released their lists of the best colleges for 2006, and once again, institutions that upheld conservative principles were recognized for their excellence in education.
The Princeton Review's list included 20 schools where students who were "most nostalgic for Ronald Reagan" could be found. Ranked at the top was Hillsdale College in Michigan followed by Grove City College in Pennsylvania and Brigham Young University in Utah. Other schools that made the list included the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Texas A & M - College Station, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and Clemson University.
US News and World Report's list recognized many of the same schools, but it included two other noted conservative institutions - Calvin College in Michigan and Liberty University in Virginia - as centers for exceptional learning.
Meanwhile, the growing popularity and success of conservative colleges across America is troubling for the political left. They believe college is a time and place where liberalism thrives and conservatism dies.
Scott Somerville offers his thoughts on bias in higher education.