Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Sessions' firing displays Trump's strange definition of loyalty

The day after the midterm elections, President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him at least temporarily with a more pliable loyalist. When Sessions got the news on Wednesday, he asked if he could finish the week. Nope. Close of business today was the answer.

Now, as a matter of law, Sessions wasn't fired. The president asked him for his resignation and Sessions agreed. That matters, because if Sessions had made Trump fire him, some restrictions

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

More from Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min readPolitics
Immigration For The 'Best People'? For Trump Family, That's Relative
For a man who presents himself as a champion of ordinary people, President Donald Trump's new immigration plan sounds not just elitist but aggressively elitist. That's not all bad, of course. At first blush, the president's wish for an immigration po
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
My Sentimental Journey With Doris Day
It was Oscar Levant who uttered the famous line: "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin." In a way it was a backhanded compliment to a woman who represented in most of her film roles an image of chastity and virtue that was once mostly promoted in
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
The Pro-life Movement's Moment
Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures -- the pro-life movement has achieved few legislativ