Confederate Statues in Memphis Being Removed After City Council Vote

The City Council voted Wednesday to sell two public parks to a private entity, allowing the city to skirt a state law barring the removal of the memorials.

White House Chief of Staff’s Civil War Remarks Elicit an Angry Response

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, dismissed suggestions that John F. Kelly’s position implied he would have accepted a resolution to the conflict short of abolition.

John Kelly Pins Civil War on ‘Lack of Ability to Compromise’

By MAGGIE ASTOR October 31, 2017 If, by appearing on Laura Ingraham’s show on Monday night, John F. Kelly was trying to do damage control after the indictments of three of President Trump’s associates earlier in the day, it did not work. Instead,...

When Condolences Stir Controversy: It Happened With Lincoln, Too

An 1864 letter from Abraham Lincoln was an early example of what can go wrong when a president contacts a grieving family.