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Alexandria shooting exposes the violent spirit infecting American politics

Alexandria shooting exposes the violent spirit infecting American politics

Americans who have become intoxicated with political fury should be sobered by the gun attack on a group of Republican senators and representatives at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.

On Wednesday morning, the Republicanswere practicing for an annual charity game in which they take on their Democratic counterparts when, without warning, a 66-year-old, Donald Trump-despising Bernie Sanders fan from Illinois pulled out a rifle and started shooting at them. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip was seriously wounded. Three others were hit as well, including a capitol police officer who was on hand to provide security for Scalise. The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was...

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