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Virginia Heffernan: Trump has taught us to ignore our actual interests in favor of attacking cartoon enemies

With more than 30 civilians murdered last week in massacres in California, Texas and Ohio, the rampages across the country have been widely denounced as terrorism.

On Sunday, federal officials announced they were treating the El Paso shootings "as a domestic terrorism case, and we're going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is deliver swift and certain justice." Ivanka Trump used even more sinister language: "White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil

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