Ashton Eaton celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s decathlon Thursday, Aug. 18. Columnist David Brooks says that excellence is synonymous with U.S. athletes – and the U.S. nation.
Ashton Eaton celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s decathlon Thursday, Aug. 18. Columnist David Brooks says that excellence is synonymous with U.S. athletes – and the U.S. nation. David J. Phillip AP
Ashton Eaton celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s decathlon Thursday, Aug. 18. Columnist David Brooks says that excellence is synonymous with U.S. athletes – and the U.S. nation. David J. Phillip AP

Is U.S. as great as our Olympians are?

August 19, 2016 9:03 AM