City Desk

The Needle: Lessons From the Youth

Setting an Example: Despite opposition from their principal, a high school newspaper in Pennsylvania has resumed its ban on the name of their team mascot—hint: it's the same as the Washington football team's—in print because it is offensive to Native Americans. May we suggest using Pigskins instead? +5

Getting Real: According to In My BackYard D.C., Ubertarians may not actually exist, but if they do, City Paper's Aaron Wiener might be one+2

Snail Mail: UPS and FedEx weren't able to deliver all of their packages by Christmas. -3

Hustling in D.C.: The film American Hustle has some interesting D.C. connections. +1

Monday's Rating: 87 Today's score: +5 Needle rating: 92

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