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John Patrick Bedell

Dispatch From Guntopia

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

To protesters at the Fort Hunt rally, the federal government, a health care bill and their personal interpretation of the Constitution are reasons for everyone to be armed and ready to do battle.

Pentagon Shooting: Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

John Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Rosenthal

It's just common sense that buyers and sellers at gun shows be required to abide by the same reasonable standards that law abiding gun buyers and the majority of Federally Licensed gun dealers comply with.

Exploring What It Means to be a Terrorist

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

If the country is facing a war on terror, then we need to understand that any violence against innocent civilians that is intended to make a political statement is terror, no matter where it comes from.

Pentagon Shooter The Most Recent To Blame Problems On Sinister Forces In Government | Joby Warrick and Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The setting was seemingly random: an outer gate at the Pentagon at evening rush hour. But John Patrick Bedell's violent rampage Thursday made him only...

Pentagon Shooting Proves APA Has a Lot to Learn About Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

It is well known to parents of people with schizophrenia and bipolar, that when their loved ones are off medications, they can deteriorate to the point where they don't even know they're sick.

Pentagon Attack Highlights Growing Conspiracist Anger

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Is it a surprise that an angry citizen, John Patrick Bedell, attacked the entrance to the Pentagon? Was it a surprise that an angry taxpayer flew his ...