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A Post In Which I Praise Rick Hill: A Call for Better Political Rhetoric
Politics matter. Political disagreements matter. But there is little doubt that the tone of our political discourse in this country has become so toxic that, combined with the easy availability of weapons capable of doing enormous harm, our political disputes can too easily spill over into real violence. And the moment that the rhetoric crosses into violence, after the thoughts are prayers are expressed, both sides shift into blame that ratchets up the tension. When I woke to the news from Alexandria today, my first thought was about the number of former students and people I know who work in