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what will get people fired up. An e-mail: “You are insane. There’s a reason people think right-wing Republicans are a bunch of uptight, humorless, fun-governors – because you are.”

Normally I’m totally on the anti-zero-tolerance kick. I have the talking points, ok? I even believe them. But after seeing the parents debate the principal on NBC this morning, it seemed pretty convincing to me that the girl was just disobedient. Hey, cartwheels are cool, but if you’re practicing your gymnastics in a school hallway instead of the padded part of the gym and are told to stop, there’s actually some sense in that. The parents, it seems to me, are doing no one–especially themselves–any favors by pushing this.

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