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Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Mitt Romney should go ‘nerd chic’ for the youth vote, measuring success with Iran and more [AM Briefing]

Mitt Romney needs to go “nerd chic,” says AEI’s Jonah Goldberg: “The trick for Romney isn’t to pander to young voters. He’ll never beat Obama and the Democrats at that game. But Romney can turn things to his advantage. He needs to contrast himself with Obama in ways that highlight Obama’s desperate need to seem cool to compensate for his failures. Nothing turns off young people more than pretending to be ‘down with the youth’ as it were.” (National Review)

Carnegie’s Hibbs, Levite, and Perkovich: How to tell if the Iran talks are working: “After a hiatus of more than a year, negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program are set to resume in Turkey on Friday between Iran and France, Germany, Britain, Russia, China and the United States. Though the participants foresee several rounds of discussions, all will be acutely aware that time to reach agreement peacefully may be running out.” (New York Times)

Room for Debate asks: Are hard-line Cuban-Americans as strong as ever? (New York Times)

Manhattan Institute’s Edward Glaeser: Wall Street can’t carry the city alone. (New York Post)

Waiting for mental health parity. (Washington Post)

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