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1. On the flipping and flopping of democratic drive between the U.S. and Russia/China. I’ll note that among the alt-right, Russia and Vlad Putin seem to be held in relatively high esteem:
It is fitting that so many of the older generation of American neoconservatives started life as communist enthusiasts in the 1930s and ’40s. For today’s neocons are really neo-Trotskyites promoting the old, doomed enthusiasms under a new label.
By contrast, Russia and China are led by pragmatic governments guided by the concepts of profit and self-interest. They support and want to do business with existing governments and governing systems around the world. This has made them the 21st century’s major global powers of the right.
2. Secrets of getting into an Ivy League school from an admissions officer. Here’s one: it’s not a good thing to be middle class and white.
3. Brink Lindsey believes there aren’t enough helicopter parents.
4. More evidence of female voters’ hard swing towards Romney. Fickle.
5. Obama’s plan to fix the student debt problem provides a back-loaded benefit to wealthier graduates. Also, it provides incentives for students to take out huge debts and for schools to ramp up prices.