THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That’s the standard we apply to all offensive vocabulary, and the team name unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.Well thank God for that. Of course Obama's golf trip kinda underscores that there are no real problems anymore.
“Aides said the golf game did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley” http://t.co/wkeZUhkcX9
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) August 22, 2014