Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, left, and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, talk to reporters about “paid patriotism: during a news conference Nov. 4 in Washington, D.C. The senators discussed a report on detailing widespread evidence of the Defense Department paying professional sports teams and leagues such as the NFL, MLB and NHL to honor American soldiers at sporting events.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, left, and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, talk to reporters about “paid patriotism: during a news conference Nov. 4 in Washington, D.C. The senators discussed a report on detailing widespread evidence of the Defense Department paying professional sports teams and leagues such as the NFL, MLB and NHL to honor American soldiers at sporting events. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, left, and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, talk to reporters about “paid patriotism: during a news conference Nov. 4 in Washington, D.C. The senators discussed a report on detailing widespread evidence of the Defense Department paying professional sports teams and leagues such as the NFL, MLB and NHL to honor American soldiers at sporting events. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

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Patriotic pageantry at sporting events lost its meaning

November 10, 2015 12:22 AM

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