FROM Erik Brady
The Washington Redskins and Political Correctness During halftime of Game 2 of the National Basketball Association finals, a 30-second spot ran in seven major television markets. It was sponsored by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Native Americans to further what tribal leaders called “an important discussion of racism.” On Wednesday, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the term “Redskins” was “disparaging” to “a substantial composite” of Native Americans when trademarks were granted between 1967 and 1990.
Redskins Trademark The US Patent Office revoked the Washington Redskins’ trademark today saying that the name disparages Native Americans. The ruling adds fuel to the fire for activists who have long sought to get the team’s name changed. And the Redskins organization will likely lose millions of dollars in apparel royalties.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.