If we can’t agree what to call our enemies, how will we unite to defeat them? (We’ve still not settled on a single spelling for al-Qaeda.) I’ve heard them called ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State, and the so-called Islamic State. Of all the options, our president uses the wonkiest and least used (ISIL), as if he’s schooling us. He did the same with Pockeeston.) I wish he was willing to talk like us when he’s asking us to think like him. Other examples.