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Fighting On

The NCAA continues its war on the University of North Dakota’s sports-team nickname: the Fighting Sioux. Meanwhile, a nearby tribe wishes the political-correctness police would smoke a peace pipe:

Frank Black Cloud of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe has grown tired of the on-going battles in the courts and legislature over a nickname that isn’t offensive.

“Honor, respect tradition, culture, and pride,” he said. “How can those values be considered hostile and abusive?”

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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