Win or lose Sunday, we in the D.C. area must give the Washington Redskins a major-league pat on the back for igniting our community with their stellar seven-game winning streak. They put a spring in our collective step after the tiresome acrimony of the 2012 election that largely divided us. We are now on the same team, and it’s great stuff.

Keep it going, gentlemen. Hail to the Redskins! Fight for ol’ D.C.!

Rick Neumann, Cabin John