This week, Eric Kohn, Dan Hugger, and Dylan Pahman discuss the rising concern about political violence in the wake of the attack in New York on Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin. How do we stem this tide, and what role do politicians and rhetoric play in inciting such violence? From there the discussion turns to the elimination of cash bail in New York. Then, given President Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia, how should we approach dealing with nations that violate human rights and, specific to Saudi Arabia, murder journalists, especially when there are geopolitical security concerns in the region? Finally, two St. Louis Cardinals superstars can’t travel to Canada to play the Blue Jays because they aren’t vaccinated. Do travel restrictions like this make sense anymore?

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Suspected attacker of GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin arrested on federal assault charge | CNN

Survey Looks at Acceptance of Political Violence in U.S. | New York Times

Roberts rebukes Schumer for saying justices will ‘pay the price’ for a vote against abortion rights | Washington Post

Biden Says He Told Saudi Prince He Blames Him for Khashoggi Murder | New York Times

Here’s what the ‘glowing orb’ Trump touched in Saudi Arabia actually was | Insider

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Dictatorships & Double Standards | Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Commentary Magazine

Kansas City Royals, with 10 unvaccinated players absent, beat Toronto Blue Jays | ESPN

Cardinals’ unvaccinated stars explain decision; Miles Mikolas regrets getting vaccine | The Comeback


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