Culture War Mental Gymnastics

Does literally EVERYTHING have to be tied into our sordid culture wars? Is not anything left which won’t be soiled by its sickening touch?

For the past few days, it’s been gymnast Simone Biles. After she exited her performance on Tuesday, USA Gymnastics’ statement: “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic games.” She elaborated a little more with TODAY reporter Hilda Kotb later that evening.