"Facts, evidence, reason, logic and understanding of science — those are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy.
"We traditionally have valued those things, but if you were to listen to today's political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from. So, class of 2016, let me be clear as I can be: In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It's not cool to not know what you're talking about."
—President Obama, Rutgers University, May 15, 2016