Charles Krauthammer caved still again, this time on the Washington Redskins name. His rationale is evolving standards of word usage e.g. we don't use "Negroes" any more although in and of itself there is nothing wrong with the term, it is just played out and the preferred term is "African-American" or "Black". Take "retarded", a word that itself was an improvement on "feeble-minded" or "mongoloid" but we now use "developmentally disabled" instead.
All of that is reasonable sounding except for the fact that virtually nobody but leftist agitators are complaining about it and once you cave you invite still more bullying. The Washington Nationals could be a future target. "Nationals" connotes nativism to some people, jingoism to others, go-it-aloneism to still others. The America Firsters, Know-Nothings, anti-immigrants are all energized by the term "Nationals".
I think we can agree that the Redskins might want to drop the "Washington" from its name because that is an embarrassment.