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FBI Thinks 'New World Order' Theory May Have Motivated LAX Shooter

Mark Potok | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Potok

The FBI also is looking into the possibility that Ciancia's views about the New World Order -- a feared totalitarian "one-world government" that he also reportedly mentions in his note -- may have been part of his motivations.

Is Kessler Simply Paranoid, or Is There Marketing Involved?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Up until a few weeks ago, Gilberton, Pennsylvania was a quiet, peaceful borough of 800 people just northwest of Allentown. Recently, however, not so ...

Anti-LGBT Family Research Council Mimics 'Patriot' Rhetoric

Chip Berlet | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Chip Berlet

This week, less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the federal government cannot discriminate against legally married same-sex couples, the FRC circulated an online fundraising appeal that urges recipients to "Seize this Opportunity to Stop Tyranny in America!"

Wild Conspiracy Theories: The Weird Side of the Gun Debate

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

In the month since the shocking tragedy of the Newtown massacre, the debate it rekindled has taken a turn that no other bloody incident in our recent ...

The Arizonification of America

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

When even leading conservatives worry out loud about the right-wing vitriol and demonizing propaganda, you've got to be concerned about where our country is headed.

Who is Jared Lee Loughner?

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

At this early stage, I think Loughner is probably best described as a mentally ill or unstable person who was influenced by the rhetoric and demonizing propaganda around him.

Arkansas Cop Killer Linked to 'Patriot' Movement

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

Jerry Ralph Kane Jr., the man who was killed with his son Thursday after apparently gunning down two West Memphis, Ark., police officers, traveled the...