U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on Capitol Hill following a shooting in nearby Alexandria, in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Michael Goodwin, New York Post: Political death threats becoming new, unsettling normal
It was heartening to see members of Congress from both parties echo calls for unity following Wednesday’s attempted massacre.
Putting aside their habitual rancor, Democrats and Republicans joined together to emphasize that violence has no place in our politics.
There is no possible counter-argument, but let’s admit the ugly truth the pols won’t: This is all about the election of Donald Trump, and the unhinged vitriol that shadows him.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 15, 2017
Take It Down a Notch, America -- Bloomberg editorial
Is America Substituting Violence for Debate? -- Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest
Attacks in Iran show Tehran's chickens coming home to roost -- James Durso, The Hill
Winning the War of Ideology: Leveraging Religious Commonalities -- John J. Houser, The Bridge
Can more U.S. troops in Afghanistan help end the war? -- PBS News Hour
Thailand's Forgotten Insurgency -- Austin Bodetti, The Diplomat
No food, no money: conflict and chaos as South Sudan grapples with famine -- Gethin Chamberlain, The Guardian
The New Face of Russian Resistance -- Masha Gessen, New York Review Of Books
What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions? -- Dimitri Alexander Simes, National Interest
Moscow’s Pursuit of Military Strategic Parity With NATO -- Roger McDermott, Eurasia Daily Monitor
Will Violence Increase Between Armenia and Azerbaijan? -- Ilgar Gurbanov, National Interest
Why Greece is Germany’s ‘de facto colony’ -- Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico
Reality Check: Have the Greek bailouts worked? -- BBC
Venezuela's Ruling Party Faces Rebellion From Within -- Stratfor
How Foreign Policy Came to Divide America: And What It Means for U.S. Leadership -- Sarah Kreps, Foreign Affairs