I don’t have anything original or groundbreaking to add to the outpouring of analysis or sorrow over what happened in Tucson this weekend. I worked in the House of Representatives and I worried about the safety of my boss when he was traveling to war zones. I didn’t worry about a constituent doing anything more grave than yelling at him or voting for his opponent.

A lot has been written and a lot more will be written. These pieces were of particular interest to me.

Holding Giffords’s Hands.

America’s Reckless Political Language.

A Turning Point in the Discourse, but in Which Direction?



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