In case you neglected to mark your calendar, it’s Juneteenth. This year, a push is underway to make Juneteenth a national holiday. We aren’t convinced that the country needs another federal holiday, but a more vexing question for us is how the date received such an un-illuminating nickname. Did it not occur to the inventor of the name that there are six days in June besides the 19th that end in -teenth?
Also worthy of discussion is whether the capital of Chad should be renamed from N’Djamena to something that is less reminiscent of a now-defunct “racist” brand of pancake mix?
Enjoy the day.