Renaming of Mount McKinley Roils GOP

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2015
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Late Sunday, on the eve of his visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama announced that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell had used her authority to rename North America’s tallest mountain from Mount McKinley to Denali, which in the Athabaskan language means “the great one,” the name that was used for centuries by Alaska natives.

The decision was welcomed by Alaska—but criticized by a number of Republicans: Is it necessary, they ask, to take back one of the few monuments to the memory of William McKinley, an assassinated president already poorly remembered?...

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