Flag waving time in America.
With our country’s problems — hateful political discourse, the national debt, racism, on to a national obesity problem (Walmartians) — those who say America is in decline are wishful thinkers (Hugo Chavez), whistling past the graveyard (Iranian imam), or just don’t get it (Cuba’s Castro brothers).
Nice, 104 medals at the 30th Olympiad — 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze. Well ahead of China, Russia and the rest.
But there is more than metal here.