Amid so much real trouble, who has time for the 'Redskins' crisis?

  • Article by: Christine M. Flowers , Philadelphia Daily News
  • Updated: October 14, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Obama, of course, and other political panderers.

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englup01Oct. 14, 1311:52 AM

Can you spell D-I-S-T-R-A-C-T-I-O-N?

schristeOct. 14, 1312:01 PM

This opinion (commentary) is a bunch of crock. The facts and therefore the conclusions are iffy at best. Don't know who Christine M Flowers is, besides being a Philly Lawyer, but I do know that she cannot present a valid arguement.

ollie3Oct. 14, 1312:12 PM

So apparently the author believes that if 10 members of the 535 member congress had not written a letter, and if the president had not answered an interview question, all of our other problems would be solved by now.

tupelohoneyOct. 14, 1312:13 PM

I thought this was the most important issue facing the country.

davehougOct. 14, 1312:16 PM

when it’s used to wound, the words and their users must be shunned. = = = AGREED. And when it is not meant to hurt.........

roscoe2511Oct. 14, 1312:45 PM

Having bigger issues facing the country doesn't change the fact that the use of that team name is inappropriate and derogatory. It should be pointed out and it should be changed. That we have critical issues on budget, the debt, health care, overseas military activity that is more important still does not change the facts.

tupelohoneyOct. 14, 1312:50 PM

Remember when liberals denounced the GOP for paying more attention to social issues than the economy?

mgtwinsfan1987Oct. 14, 1312:57 PM

Believe it or not, we can talk about more than one issue at a time in this country. I know, the Tea Partiers don't get this, but most of the rest of us do.

LicoriceOct. 14, 13 1:34 PM

Change the name. Its origins are pretty reprehensible, and it offends the people it is intended to describe. This has been a sore point with Native Americans for a long time and it's difficult for me to understand why that doesn't matter to non-Native people who want to keep the name. That there is no "intention" to hurt does not make it okay. It hurts. You wouldn't say it's okay that your car was broadsided by someone who failed to yield at an intersection if they tell you they had no intention of hurting anyone or causing damage.

jarlmnOct. 14, 13 1:43 PM

Indian "activists" are missing the boat. Rather than get the teams with Indian monikers to cease and desist, they should sue for copywrite. Then stipulate that only Indian artists create the team logos and only Indian-owned manufacturers employing Indian workers, make and sell the uniforms and sports memorabilia, etc. They could be making a mint! Such short-sightedness is probably why they lost the Americas in the first place.


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