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Feb 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 23 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
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Frankly, if it were just a matter of the “insensitive” comments, The Scrapbook would probably promote her rather than suspend her—for her clear-eyed assessment of the character defects of a typical high school student. What disturbs us is this: How did a 30-year-old graduate from education school not know that a blog with her name and photo on it on something called the “World Wide Web” would eventually be discovered? On second thought, we think we know the answer.

Sentences We Didn’t Finish

"There are three things you need to know about the current budget debate. First, it’s essentially fraudulent. Second, most people posing as deficit hawks are faking it. Third .  .  . ” (Paul Krugman, New York Times, February 18, 2011).

Articles We Found Easy to Put Down

"President Barack Obama’s proposed budget this week raised a key question about how he governs: Can he lead without getting out in front?” (“Is Obama failing to lead, or leading in a new, crafty way?” Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers, February 17, 2011).

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