A nuclear chemist won the Miss USA 2017 contest. For all the criticism that pageants receive for being too much about beauty and not enough about brains, this should be the headline.
But the new Miss USA is in the news for other reasons. Kara McCullough, from Washington, DC, is facing a backlash for her views on health care and feminism.
Her comments should open the door for a serious conversation about these issues among young people.