The path to civility should start with those who are responsible for ideologically motivated crimes, encourage them, and apologize for them or look the other way when they happen.
Two people were arrested for threatening Republican congressmen Chris Smith, of New Jersey, and Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, who survived being shot last year by a politically driven shooter.
In the past couple of months, Republicans and government officials who work for President Trump have received death threats, been run out of restaurants and stores, and followed to their cars.
Millions of Americans on both sides of the aisle were heartbroken by the separation of these migrant families, but Waters has crossed the line.
There is a special kind of irony in criticizing Scalise, the victim of a political assassination attempt, for speaking out about political discourse.
Mary Katharine Ham and Elaina Plott follow the story of Rep. Steve Scalise over the last year, from his nearly fatal injury in Alexandria, to the rumors of a potential Paul Ryan successor.
The road back wasn’t easy for those who fell at the hands of 66-year-old congressional baseball game shooter one year ago. But they’re making it, with smiles.
Political life is just like baseball: When the game ends, it breaks your heart.
A liberal group is raising money to put up a billboard with a message to ‘take out’ Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who survived being shot while practicing at a baseball field in Alexandria last June.
Chuck Todd had a hard time accepting that Rep. Steve Scalise is unwilling to abandon his principles after being shot on a baseball field for holding those principles.
The House majority whip was seriously injured in a June 14 attack on a group of Republicans by James Hodgkinson, an Illinois man who opened fire after asking fellow congressmen their party identification.
Two days before an assassination attempt on Republicans, the NRA posted a video on Facebook warning of leftist violence. Progressive journalists are now pretending political violence is the NRA’s fault.
It’s likely that most Americans have little recollection of where they were or what they were doing when they learned about Steve Scalise and the others who had been wounded. Why?
The behavior of many on the Left this week sent a message that not only do they not ‘get’ the other half of the country, they don’t want to. That’s a recipe for losing elections.
The FBI tried to claim that the shooting at the baseball field was spontaneous and had no target, despite all evidence to the contrary.
In the week after each shooting incident, newspapers nationwide ran more than twice as many articles mentioning Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as they have Rep. Steve Scalise, according to Lexis Nexis’s news database.
Some pundits refuse to talk about Rep. Steve Scalise as a victim of last week’s violence. Instead, he’s a bigot whose life was saved by a gay black woman.
We all want and need community. If our politics makes community impossible, then perhaps we’ve gotten things a bit messed up.
Let’s not forget all the times progressives called for violence towards Donald Trump and his supporters, and the many times anti-Trump protestors obliged.
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