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Capitol Perspectives: Politically Correct Speech

by Phill Brooks

This football season, when sports reporters confront the question of what to call the Washington Redskins, they’ll experience a conundrum we government reporters have been facing for decades.

It is the conflict between accurate speech versus politically correct speech.

For example, what term should we use to describe the federal health care law that has generated so much controversy? Is it “Obamacare,” the term critics coined to

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