Are we inching closer towards a consensus on campus free speech? A spate of articles from Left-leaning publications suggests that it may no longer be a conservative culture-war issue.

The Washington Post’s editorial board declared this weekend: “the very purpose of the university is to encourage a free exchange of ideas, seek the truth wherever it may lead […] the use of DEI statements has too often resulted in self-censorship and ideological policing.”

Similar lines have come out of the New York Times and Vox recently, and MIT dropped its DEI statement requirement earlier this month. Perhaps the only way to make free speech cool again is for conservatives to stop caring about it.