Hit & Run

More fallout from disappointing King Arthur opening

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The United Kingdom is considering eliminating knighthoods and adopting a French-style system of national honors. Also on the table: eliminating the "embarrassing" word empire from the various remaining titles. This American applauds the UK's recognition that empire always ends in embarrassment, and hopes they might really do the world a mitzvah by no longer sending their windbags across the sea to persuade us we should be picking up that booby prize.