After the shooting that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise and several others, the usual suspects tried to blame the left for fomenting the same violent rhetoric as Trump and the right. That’s nonsense, and here’s why.

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.