It has been said that the punishment should fit the crime. The question is, when is the punishment used as a tool of revenge?
After nearly a year, WNBA star and former Olympian Brittney Griner is free. Instead of spending the next nine years of her life in a Russian prison, she will be home with her family.
Of course, it would have been preferable that Paul Whelan would have also been on the plane. I have faith in the administration that they will put the same effort into bringing him home as well. While it is regrettable that Griner had to be exchanged for Viktor Bout, it feels like it was the best decision to be made.
Of course, the Republicans are crying foul. Is it because she is both African American and married to a woman? Or because they salivate for the day when America becomes an autocracy and you know who sits on the proverbial throne?
I would hope that it goes without saying that if Griner and other players in the WNBA had pay parity, that she would have had to go overseas in the first place. But of course, we are only women. What do we know?
Welcome home, Brittney.
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