Bad news gets press. “If it bleeds, it leads.” Good news tends not to spread as well and as far. We all know about the horrible events of Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where protests and counter-protests over the city’s plan to tear down a statue of Robert E. Lee ended in violence and a woman’s death. It was a low spot in the year. It was a low spot in recent American history.