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Good week, Bad week

Good week for: Political exposure, American capitalism, Seeing Rome without the crowds; Bad week for: Donald Trump, Chocolate milk, The presumption of innocence

Good week for:

Political exposure, after 29-year-old Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) lived up to his nickname as “Washington’s hottest congressman” and “the Ripped Representative” by appearing bare-chested on the cover of Men’s Health, displaying his washboard abdominals.

American capitalism, after Maurice Harary of New York City made $120,000 in 48 hours by selling a line of T-shirts celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden. Harary, 23, set up the website OsamaDeadTees.com just four hours after the terrorist’s death was announced.

Seeing Rome without the crowds, after an Internet rumor forecasting a devastating earthquake on May 11 shut businesses and caused almost one in five residents to flee the Eternal City.

Bad week for:

Donald Trump, whose 15 minutes as a viable Republican Party presidential candidate appear to be over. The real estate magnate’s poll numbers plummeted from 26 percent to 8 percent, pushing him from first to fifth place in the GOP field.

Chocolate milk, which may be withdrawn from school cafeterias and vending machines across the country for its high sugar content. “Chocolate milk is soda in drag,” said one nutritionist. “It does not belong in schools.”

The presumption of innocence, after a man charged with assault and battery appeared in a South Carolina court with a tattoo on his forehead that said: “Please forgive me if I say or do anything stupid. Thank You!”

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