For several days, James Hodgkinson (the shooter of Steve Scalise and others during a GOP baseball practice) has served as an example of our heated political rhetoric taken to an extreme. But he’s really a better example of a much more common trend. Domestic abusers who take their violence beyond the home. From the Chicago Tribune: Congressional shooter James Hodgkinson was abusive alcoholic, foster daughter told judge before her overdose death. “Teenager Cathy Rainbolt told a judge her foster father hit her in the face when she failed to mow the lawn correctly. She got hit in the face when she argued. She got hit and dragged by the hair when she tried to get away.”