What's in a Name? Everything.

For those Americans who believe that America has changed from its historical origins – origins that have included racially-based slavery, genocide and theft – recent news must have come as something of a disappointment. 567 more words

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

“Man, I love putting a lot of words in a cartoon” said no cartoonist ever. I take that back. I think those cartoonists who draw for alternative weeklies love putting more words into their cartoons instead of art. 736 more words

From Alaska, Why Naming Things Is Important

You’ve heard of Destiny’s Child – but how about Denali’s Child?

Read on about a whopper of a story involving an assassinated president, Native Alaskan lore, a long-brewing political fight over North America’s tallest peak, and even a lesson about the power of naming things. 507 more words

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Colby Cosh: Mount McKinley was a most amusing 'up yours' aimed at monetary cranks

You may have heard Sunday’s announcement by the White House that Mount McKinley, the Alaskan peak that is North America’s tallest, will henceforth be known to the U.S. 1,228 more words

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Gov. Kasich chimes in on Mt. Not-McKinley

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he disagrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional Alaska Native name. 173 more words


Mount McKinley, Ohio Presidential Aspirations, and the Ghosts of Warren G.

It all comes back to Ohio.  That’s why it is the Heart of it All.

Who would have figured that this would be the summer of Warren G. 753 more words

Valley residents react to Mt. McKinley name change

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – William McKinley was a presidential candidate when a gold prospector suggested that an Alaskan mountain be named after the Niles native. 410 more words