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The Secrets of Princeton
New York Times, by Ross Douthat

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Posted By:Oblio, 4/7/2013 8:08:09 AM

Susan Patton, the Princeton alumna who became famous for her letter urging Ivy League women to use their college years to find a mate, has been denounced as a traitor to feminism, to coeducation, to the university ideal. But really she’s something much more interesting: a traitor to her class. Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively —

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fleetusa, 4/7/2013 8:23:05 AM     (No. 9263594)

The libs just don´t like the spotlight of truth being shown on one of their own private hypocrisies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 4/7/2013 8:42:04 AM     (No. 9263619)

Sorry, but it´s not just the out-and-out libs.
I seem to recall that one of the ´dispositive´ slams against Sarah Palin was that she hadn´t gone to one of the ´right´ colleges. The term ´Podunk U´ was used in many places, including here in this delightful salon.
Clear inference, here as well as at the NY Slimes, the alphabets media, and the upper levels of the RNC, is that only those who have these ´elite´ schools in the resume have earned the right to be heard.
One by-product of the whole mess is, naturally, all the downsides of inbreeding. Might account for much of the weirdness coming out of the NY Metro area and New England generally.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 4/7/2013 8:52:36 AM     (No. 9263628)

This article sheds some truth on college admissions policies--that things like extra-curriculars, "leadership," etc., are ways that "elite" colleges winnow out smart, but lower-income, students like many Asians or working class whites, who can´t afford summer marine biology internships in Australia, etc. They admit a few tokens and claim they are diverse. And also that the Ivies have not increased their class sizes in generations, despite increases in the population.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Adam, 4/7/2013 8:57:48 AM     (No. 9263639)

I would hate to have lived my life according to all these expectations. What was expected of me is that I do my best, not the I comport to some bogus ideal. So funny to me that all these do your own thing liberals never let their kids do their own thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: altoona, 4/7/2013 9:02:44 AM     (No. 9263645)

Excellent exposure by Ross.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyVet, 4/7/2013 9:07:03 AM     (No. 9263649)

My friend and I had several lively discussions on whether her very brilliant son should go to Harvard and we generally decided that it would most likely warp his good moral upbringing and not provide any better education in his field than he could get at the other colleges he had on his list. Why send him off and then get someone back who has been warped and twisted into someone you don´t even like, who spends the rest of his life rebuking your social and religious standards?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 4/7/2013 9:13:31 AM     (No. 9263660)

I´m glad Douthat wrote this article. Patton has been praised by a lot of conservatives for her supposed support of traditional values for women. Nonsense. What Patton was reinforcing was the notion of a privileged, self-replicating elite.

I hope one of her Princeton sons marries a very smart gal who went to the University of Nebraska.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/7/2013 9:22:28 AM     (No. 9263675)

she is just another ivy league arsehole

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ChicagoWilson, 4/7/2013 9:38:25 AM     (No. 9263702)

WLS had her on for a telephone interview and the dumb broad wasn´t aware in the least that she was being made a fool. She´s proud of her grand statements without the least sense of who she was denigrating as she spoke.

She´s an arrogant ass.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jar, 4/7/2013 9:38:33 AM     (No. 9263703)

I am an Ivy League college graduate, and looking at my class, I would say not even half of us married fellow Ivy Leaguers. The idea of finding a spouse at an Ivy League college (or any college) neglects to consider that the age of college graduates usually precludes marriage until around a decade later, by which time there has been exposure to individuals from other walks of life to consider as spouses. The general rule today is that young men (and women, though to a lesser extent) do not wish to marry in their tender earliest twenties.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 4/7/2013 9:41:46 AM     (No. 9263710)

Common Sense Alert:

Of course the field is ripe for the picking at the "elite" schools....Wasn´t Mrs. Facebook "attached" to Mr. Facebook in college?

A smart woman can secure her life by "lookin round".....

NOW -- so you libbies don´t jump overboard -- it´s YOUR choice. Do or Don´t -- up to you....

LZK

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Arby, 4/7/2013 9:47:32 AM     (No. 9263717)

Charles Murray has recently made most of these points, with ample statistics, but it is good that RD reinforces them. This is the way things really are. This is why universities talk about ´brands´ rather than ´signatures´. They invite you to join a certain quality of club; they don´t promise anything that will be significantly different, academically. The club is everything and the dating service is a significant part of it. The ´diversity´ dimension is eye-wash, a little conscience salve. And, of course, it involves de facto, explicit discrimination against Asian-Americans.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 4/7/2013 9:57:25 AM     (No. 9263726)

Social incest.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 4/7/2013 10:10:40 AM     (No. 9263749)

Bravo, #7... only I would change that to Baylor!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/7/2013 10:14:02 AM     (No. 9263758)

I read her original letter and found it very much on point. She basically wrote an update on some commonsense principles for a good marriage. Unequally yoked with someone who shares nothing with you other than the bedroom is what has lead to so much divorce in this society.

It may sound ´old fashioned´ to some of you moderates and libs that post here, but that is just the way it is and should be.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/7/2013 10:18:53 AM     (No. 9263767)

Our graduate school marriage has lasted 47 years.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jorgecito, 4/7/2013 10:19:52 AM     (No. 9263773)

Douthat is on-target with his remarks about Princeton´s discrimination against white male applicants who don´t come from the "right" social class.

A few years ago one of my sons applied to Princeton. He had stellar grades and test scores, was a National Merit Scholar, and had great ´social skills.´

But my memory of Princeton´s application is that it asked where the applicant´s parents went to college. Well, my husband and I had both dropped out of college in the ´70s, from good but not ´top tier´ schools.

Son was wait-listed, but ultimately rejected. To be honest, we didn´t expect he would be accepted, having already been informed of the discriminatory practices Douthat mentions.

What was particularly galling, however, was the Princeton student who led our group on a campus tour. Usually college admissions staff will select highly articulate, personable students to lead their campus tours -- but this guy was surly, smug, and condescending. He told us that he "refused" to "walk backward" like most tour guides. And yes, it was obvious he was an affirmative-action admission.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Susannah, 4/7/2013 10:21:29 AM     (No. 9263774)

#15, that wasn´t her real point. Her real point was that Princeton women shouldn´t demean themselves by marrying, God forbid, someone who went to a state university. Or Baylor (though personally I think of Baylor as being pretty high-powered).

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Reply 19 - Posted by: deepthinker, 4/7/2013 10:22:03 AM     (No. 9263776)

The truth of it is that the ivy league universities do not sell education. They sell status shored up by exclusivity.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cat2, 4/7/2013 10:22:22 AM     (No. 9263777)

Hmmm, he sounds quite bitter. Don´t assume that he is right.

I don´t know what evidence Douthat has for these assertions. I bet there is some data out there, but for now I will have to make do with my own anecdotal evidence.

I was accepted at Radcliffe as an undergraduate (I chose not to attend), and again 4 years later, at Harvard, for a Ph.D. program (the lst year that women enrolled in Harvard, not Radcliffe). My father was an architectural engineer, well known in his field, but not outside of it. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 20. My mom was the child of immigrants. She grew up in Brooklyn, the first in her family to graduate from high school (in the 1920´s). We were upper middle class by the time I applied to colleges, and I had virtually no extra curricular activities (I preferred studying). At grad school I met Harvard undergraduates and graduate students who were wealthy, who were middle class, and who came from poor families. I married one of the latter.

I don´t think Douthat knows what he is talking about. If he has data, he should have cited it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kerryman, 4/7/2013 10:53:39 AM     (No. 9263812)

Number 20:

You are a woman and at that point a diversity target! How long does it take any graduate to drop the "H Bomb" as I´ve heard it called referring to Harvard?

I have spent a lot of time in England and once heard a friend use the initials "PLU". I inquired and was advised that it meant "People Like Us" which was code for those going to the right schools etc.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cat2, 4/7/2013 10:56:46 AM     (No. 9263816)

I forgot to say that I do think there are enormous problems in most universities, problems so severe that they make the use of the word "education" inappropriate. Here is a good example:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324100904578404502145771288.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read

Compared to the lack of political and intellectual diversity on campuses, perpetuating the aristocracy is of little consequence. It certainly doesn´t bother me that they exist. In fact, they have always been fodder for jokes. It is affirmative action that will kill our meritocracy, not the "legacies".

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/7/2013 11:12:39 AM     (No. 9263835)

My cousin attended Princeton on a full academic scholarship. Our whole family (Texas/Louisiana) worried that this good, level-headed kid would come back as brainwashed and alien. It didn´t happen. He had a great time, graduated with high honors and came back to the University of Texas Law School as the same young man we sent away to New Jersey. I´ll grant this was more than a few years ago and things have obviously changed on that campus.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bluefindad, 4/7/2013 11:51:38 AM     (No. 9263883)

Sorry, but I immediately look askance at anyone who mentions that they attended a university or league of universities that sponsors an event called ´sex week´. I would never consent to sending my son or daughter to an ivy league school.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 4/7/2013 11:55:34 AM     (No. 9263892)

I´d rather be a Texas Aggie. All of the kids in my family that graduated from Texas A&M are well balanced, Christian and have jobs.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bedub, 4/7/2013 12:39:06 PM     (No. 9263949)

I´m a UC Berkeley grad and a conservative. Miracles do happen.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/7/2013 12:41:51 PM     (No. 9263952)

#21, #20 told where she went to school to provide her background, not to score some points.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: PageTurner, 4/7/2013 1:09:52 PM     (No. 9263996)

I´m a rightwinger who got into Columbia. But I had the presence of mind to pretend to be a leftist on the application form. I wouldn´t call that a miracle. But getting in on my GPA probably was. I´m one of a kind.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: garyhope, 4/7/2013 1:19:48 PM     (No. 9264005)

Yes, all the geniuses from the Ivy League schools are dong such a great job of running the country.

Into the fiscally bankrupt and cultural ground.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: little guy, 4/7/2013 2:11:35 PM     (No. 9264070)

It´s news that some women go to college to work on their MRS. instead of their MS or MA? That´s not the point.

The point is that the power elites want to maintain control --- as long as it´s a benefit to them. I heard that some wealthy people support affirmative action at Ivy League Schools because it creates LESS competition for their own kid, who they buy a seat for! After graduating these schools, the AA kid goes out of the competition pool and gets a job that isn´t a threat to the power struggle. They work as community organizers or so such and don´t take a job at a white shoe law firm. Also, here in NYC look at the admissions to Stuy Town HS. About 9 blacks, 30 Hispanics and 150 whites --- but over 700 Asians passed the math test. However, other "factors" will be used instead of just merit in order to enroll. To stop the Asians from taking over Harvard/Yale/etc., the "admissions" policy has added extra curricula activities into the mix for enrollment simply because Asians don´t do that much "social work" (too busy studying)and so this lack of "caring" is used against Asians so WASP Buffy & Biff can still have their assigned seats. Always was rigged.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jackburton, 4/7/2013 2:19:10 PM     (No. 9264079)

Different take: I looked at what Patton said, and what Dunce-hat says in this article in a more universal application way. Patton was pointed out, while not being specific, that a lot of young ladies squander the opportunity they have (at the peak of their nubility) to cement a permanent, satisfying relationship. Of course you meet lots of men at college and yes, they have similar mindsets to yours... specifically, getting an education to further their careers, dealing with all the complex stuff of education that it takes to be an engineer, physician, teacher, etc etc. Lots of women, for leftist reasons, are warned off of that and wind up as spinsters. They have no better place than college to practice hypergamy, marrying ´up´.

Dunce-hat talks about the practice as if it´s a sinister plan to control populations and reproduction (hey, if it is... it seems to be a plan to wreck reproduction!). I didn´t go to Princeton but my little podunk school allowed me to meet many women, at the peak of their nubility, who were also obtaining an education.

What the heck was wrong with that?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Kerryman, 4/7/2013 3:00:22 PM     (No. 9264141)

#27

I took her point to be that she was not a child of privilege but middle to upper middle class. My point was that as a woman at that time she was an Affirmative Action Selectee and thus privileged in a different
way than a "Legacy".

Thanks.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bob913, 4/7/2013 4:37:36 PM     (No. 9264232)

There are people everywhere who think they are better then everyone. It must be in the genes and not in a degree.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Talega, 4/7/2013 5:13:12 PM     (No. 9264270)

7 and 14, I have the weighty task of guiding the growth of my 15 year old daughter, and you can bet the ranch she is visiting Baylor, TCU, and Belhaven.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: Judith, 4/7/2013 6:45:09 PM     (No. 9264355)

I have to laugh about this. Back when I was a young woman here in MA, Wellsley College was renowned for families sending their daughters there to make "appropriate" matches with well-off young men in the surrounding colleges (i.e., harvard). After viewing the picture of one of these young woman, it explains her frustration with being unable to make the right match.....hillary rodham. Guess everything old is new again.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 4/7/2013 7:58:25 PM     (No. 9264406)

When I attended Georgetown (I´m a white, middle-class, Midwesterner), none of my friends had significant others because we were all too focused on school, there was no time for anything else. The whole school is full of over-achievers. Dating happens later, after you have a chance to start your career.
I´m now married to a brilliant, wonderful man who has an Associate´s degree; and he´s the one who still has a job.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: octrojan, 4/7/2013 8:15:24 PM     (No. 9264419)

I´m surprised by some of the comments here. I actually agree with just about everything in the article.

It´s a surprise to some here that what elite colleges are selling is their brand? Really? It´s very hard to get into one of these colleges, so graduating from Harvard tells quite a bit to a future employer. The employer isn´t "buying" the actual education a student got--he´s "buying" the fact that Harvard did the selecting for him. Kinda obvious, so why all the complaining.

As for getting away from just using test scores..Uh, yes, that is exactly how they manage to not be flooded with Asians. Elite schools have a minimum GPA/test score, but once you reach that, it´s the other stuff they look at. They don´t want a person who did nothing but study. Admissions officers are quite clear on that.

It was cute that #20 didn´t realize that as a female, she was a slam dunk to be admitted back then with good grades (even with no extra-curriculars). That was then, not now.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: cat2, 4/7/2013 8:58:56 PM     (No. 9264468)

#32 and #37: being a woman was hardly a diversity asset on getting into Radcliffe. It was a women´s college and they admitted only women.

When I was admitted to Harvard for grad school, it was before the diversity era -- no one ever used that term. Grades,writing a good essay, and recs from your undergrad profs were what mattered. And there was not one member of the aristocracy in my entering class.

Thanks #27; you are right.

And BTW, being at Harvard made me a conservative. It was very instructive to be able to closely observe the left at an age when I was still defining my own political views. What I saw was a lot of clay feet.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/7/2013 9:51:30 PM     (No. 9264493)

I well remember an executive at a giant corporation telling me that they were only interested in hiring people from Ivy League schools, people with the right credentials.

I asked him where he had gone to college, and almost laughed in his face because he (somewhat embarrassed) said State U. from somewhere in the heartland.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: cat2, 4/8/2013 2:17:40 AM     (No. 9264661)

You can read here about a successful experiment that increased economic diversity among students at top colleges. It´s a very interesting column.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/opinion/sunday/a-simple-way-to-send-poor-kids-to-top-colleges.html?pagewanted=all

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Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the


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