Our task is clear. The phrase “in the crosshairs” must be immediately and permanently stricken from acceptable public dialogue. Refudiated, as it were. But in so doing, we need to come up with an acceptable alternative: a new phrase with the same meaning. In short, “in the crosshairs” must be repealed and replaced. For if it isn’t, civil unrest, even anarchy, will surely ensue. And we’re talking real Old Testament chaos: wolves and caribou living together in harmony, polar bears and seals, even Democrats and Republicans sitting together at state of the union speeches.