There has been a raging debate about the "one-and-done" players -- the group of basketball players that attends college for a single year, essentially biding their time until they become eligible for the NBA draft.
Everyone needs a posse. We need them now more than ever, as we are navigating both the best time to be a woman, in terms of opportunities, and one of the worst time, as violence against women escalates in nearly every country.
Forgive my heretical thoughts even while I oooo and ahhhh over all the results of the hard-work, determination and dedication: Maybe the Olympic Games don't only emblemize the sea-to-shining-sea America of our dreams. Maybe they reveal our dark side as well.
Maybe Mike McQueary would have gone to the NCAA Ombudsman's office, if there was one, instead of Coach Paterno, and law enforcement and courts could have apprehended, charged, convicted, and jailed Jerry Sandusky years ago.
In today's bizarro world, too many of the privileged -- sensitive to the slightest slights -- believe that they should never have to feel anything but pride and self-satisfaction about their station in life.