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Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

Manufactured indignation

Americans are sharply divided over all kinds of things these days, but whether the Washington Redskins need a new name doesn’t seem to be one of them. In an Associated Press poll earlier this year, 79 percent of respondents said the team’s name should remain unchanged; only 11 percent wanted “Redskins” to be replaced.

I’d have thought it was good news that four-fifths of Americans can still agree on something. The grievance industry sees things differently.

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