When most of us prepare to go on vacation, we focus on tidying up and leaving nothing important behind or undone. Not our national leaders.
Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.
Robert Griffin III's knee is still feeling fine. His ability to turn a room upside down is better than ever.
We should put aside concerns about crime, decrepit schools, perpetual parking and traffic chaos and an unending series of corruption scandals in the District of Columbia government. The D.C. Council is poised to decide what a private business should call itself.
When his phone rings late at night, Lanny Davis tells us, it could be someone such as Martha Stewart, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, former Sen. Trent Lott or the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Or it could be Gene Upshaw of the NFL's Players Association, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder or Penn State President Rodney Erickson.
This used to be the time of year when Dan Snyder's Bombardier BD-700 jet with the Redskins helmet on the tail zipped across the country and scooped up big-name free agents. For better, but usually worse, the Redskins owned free agency.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian for a discussion of sports teams' use of racially insensitive imagery that, as such discussions often do, turned into an ongoing complaint against a certain Washington football team's continued use of a certain Indian-inspired nickname.
In-season kicker tryouts have become so common for the Washington Redskins that they should be written into the schedule — like bye week. This year's tryouts will be held Tuesday, thanks to Billy Cundiff's second chip-shot miss in as many games, a 31-yarder that veered to the right against the Atlanta Falcons.
Dick Clark Productions, which produces TV programs including "New Year's Rockin' Eve" and the Golden Globe Awards, is being sold to a group including investment firm Guggenheim Partners.