Diane Dimond, who once worked at Fox News, said it was a "good ol' boys' network."
From Washington to the heartland, we are not behaving well. We've become a selfish and myopic melting pot on many levels, working against each other toward narrow goals and not the common good.
I worry about the culture of professional football and how it has infused so many of us with the ability to look the other way and shrug when crimes occur.
Buried in all the recent news about ISIS, horrific weather lashing the United States, the violence of NFL players, and the like, came a hardly noticed news item about the idea of legalizing drugs. Yes, all drugs.
High school and middle school kids have reported being subjected to and voluntarily submitting to hazing rituals. But younger kids come home after class or club events and observant parents can sense if something is wrong. It's those students who go away to school who are most vulnerable.
Inside courtrooms where the most-watched trials take place there is a group of unsung regulars - professional courtroom artists. Whenever I can I try to get a seat next to one of them. Watching them work is a treat.
Another 4th of July holiday has come and gone and every year I try to think past the BBQ's and beer and ponder the origin of Independence Day.
To this day, no one has been held accountable for the deeds that took a loving brother and son, and a doting and beautiful mother. The court of public opinion may have decided who the murderer was, but that is cold comfort to the families who are still left wanting.
Before making snap judgments about someone who claims they were sexually molested as a child, could we all just take a deep breath and understand the dynamics at play? From my experience reporting on these types of cases it is gut-wrenchingly hard for a bonafide victim to go public.
Youth courts in and around Lockett's native Toronto, Canada are so impressed by his track record with these kids they automatically funnel the toughest cases his way, sentencing young offenders to a term in this very unique program.