While the nation has been grappling with the fact that we have too many guns, another thing we have too many of that gets less attention: children in the foster-care system.
When I was a kid, I knew of Bermuda only from songs, specifically “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys (“Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama”) and “Bermuda Triangle” by Barry Manilow, a mysterious love story of sorts that includes the lyric, “Lying with my woman on the island sand.” Ha ha ha. It’s funny because Manilow is gay.
It seems like every second, there’s a new story about sexual harassment or abuse. The most recent being Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor who sexually assaulted more than 150 girls and women over two decades. He was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.