Tribune Content Agency Opinions

John Kelly -- and a whole lot of other Americans -- can't handle the truth about slavery

Slavery caused the Civil War. A failure to compromise had nothing to do with it.

Yes, I know a thousand people have made that point in the days since White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's nonsensical assertion on Fox "News" that "the lack of an ability to compromise" is what tore America apart. Allow me to be the 1,001st. There are

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
Whatever Happened To Teaching History?
According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min readPolitics
Real Collusion
If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's handling of the much maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like: a media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democra
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min readPolitics
Republicans' Impeachment Strategy A Tribute To Jackson Pollock
Maybe you're a fan of Jackson Pollock's paint-splatter stuff. That's cool. My only point is that when you flick paint at a canvas, nobody expects the result to look like a tree, a person or a bowl of fruit. Similarly, in politics, when you throw ever