By Joe Steinberger, The Buzz—

Wednesday’s events in Washington are a clear lesson: the politics of blame lead to violence.

Unfortunately, it is not clear that this lesson is being learned. The Republicans are subdued, for obvious reasons, and perhaps they have realized something about the hazards of following Trump’s brand of populism, but the Democrats, instead of seeing this as an opportunity for a truce, seem to be ramping up the blame rhetoric for maximum advantage.

We need that truce.

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