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Losing Influence: 6 Great DC Media Failures of 2015

We will never be fully rid of the DC Media. Like the garbage-in/manure-out maggots they are, the DC Media will always be a rancid part of the circle of political life. The political left is, if nothing else, relentless, and

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Donald Trump Labels Name ‘Redskins’ a ‘Positive’

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has waded into the controversy over the Washington Redskins name, siding with team owner Daniel Snyder. The billionaire says that the name isn’t offensive.

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Harry Reid: Redskins ‘Bribed’ Indian Tribes

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has obsessed over the franchise name of the Washington Redskins for months, claims that team owner Daniel Snyder “bribed” Native Americans to support the Redskins moniker and accused the NFL of ignoring that issue while prioritizing Deflategate.

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Robert Griffin III Denies Liking Instagram Post Knocking Redskins

After Robert Griffin’s account III “liked” an Instagram post criticizing Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the front office while praising him, the quarterback posted a message on social media denying he had personally “liked” the post.

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Western NY School District Replaces ‘Redskins’ with ‘Legends’

On Monday night, the Lancaster School Board in New York unanimously approved replacing “Redskins” with “Legends” for the district’s sports teams. The new nickname, replacing the 70-year-old “Redskins” moniker, brings with it a new mascot and logo.

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Prank Call Derails ESPN Radio Show

ESPN 980 (WTEM-AM) in Washington, D.C. had planned to install a new radio show on March 16 featuring two personalities, one of whom had a history of criticizing Washington Redskins management, when the show’s debut was derailed by a few prank calls purporting to come from ESPN management.

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Redskins Call Trademark Ban Unconstitutional in Appeal

The Washington Redskins defend their use of the team’s nickname by claiming that a federal ban on several of their trademarks infringes on the team’s right to free speech. The federal case against the team derives from the supposition that the term “Redskins” disparages Native Americans.

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Anti-Redskins Group Posts Ad with Team Logo Removed

The anti-Redskins activist group “Change The Mascot” has posted a new video featuring the Washington Redskins with team logos blanked out to prove, the group says, that a Redskins game remains football without the logo.

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NFL Civil Rights Group Says ‘Redskins Name Has to Be Changed’

Leaders of a prominent civil rights organization, with a stated mission to promote racial diversity and equality of opportunities in the NFL, is imposing maximum pressure on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of his team.

Gruden Brothers Retain Football Jobs

Gruden Brothers Retain Football Jobs

Jon Gruden remains with Monday Night Football through 2021. Brother Jay stays with the Washington Redskins next year. Gruden the Older signed a contract extension with ESPN to call games for the next seven years. Broadcast partner Mike Tirico announced

Are You Ready for Some Johnny Football?

Are You Ready for Some Johnny Football?

Cleveland Browns safety Johnson Bademosi, in an editorial for Peter King’s MMBQ.com, wrote that he wore an “I can’t breathe shirt” for all those “victimized by our country’s never-ending hegemony.” This “never-ending hegemony” has been very good to the Stanford

South Park Finale Derides Cosby, Cops and Iggy Azalea’s Butt

South Park Finale Derides Cosby, Cops and Iggy Azalea’s Butt

South Park‘s Wednesday season finale took on some of 2014’s most serious subjects, and in its usual fashion, the show stoked the fires of controversy.  From Bill Cosby, to Iggy Azalea’s backside, to the deaths of young black men at

Sunday’s NFL Games Witness Protests on Field and off

Sunday’s NFL Games Witness Protests on Field and off

The NFL fined Chris Kluwe a few years back for wearing a patch supporting Ray Guy for the Hall of Fame and Jim McMahon a few decades back for mocking the commissioner with a “Rozelle” headband. But with the league

Pats-Bolts 1 of 7 Week 14 Matchups Between Winning Teams

Pats-Bolts 1 of 7 Week 14 Matchups Between Winning Teams

Week 14 features seven separate games featuring teams with winning records facing off. Big Ben plays for a playoff berth, Brian Hoyer fights for his job, Pete Carroll coaches against his former USC quarterback, and Tom Brady and Philip Rivers