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Timothy Mcveigh

Fingering Alleged Right Winger in Norway Shooting Didn't Stop the Muslim Bashing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite the steadily mounting evidence that Breivik's anti-Muslim hatred was a prime motive for the rampage, it didn't stop the avalanche of chatter that there had to be a tie somewhere with Islamic terrorism.

Un-American, Anti-Muslim Hearings Serve No Useful Purpose

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

I want my Muslim brothers and sisters to know that Thursday was not a day that brought honor to the U.S. House of Representatives.

True Threats

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

It is critical that we start thinking more seriously about how to arrest people who make serious violent threats.

Howard Fineman

Tucson Tragedy: What Obama Can Learn From Oklahoma City | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deaths in Tucson are not about politics in the narrow sense, ideology or party. From what we know, Jared Loughner's acts were those of a madman divorced from reality, let alone from public debate. But that doesn't make Tucson politically meaningless.

Profile Away!

Ann Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Miller

Wow! Sarah Palin's amazing! As another major holiday travel season approaches with the whole TSA / body scanning / "junk" fiasco still on our minds,...

Father-Son Bank Bombing Exposes Anti-Government 'Underworld'

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — People who knew Bruce Turnidge and his son say they loved their guns, hated President Obama, and fantasized about starting a milit...

Execution Is Inhuman

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

One year ago today, they executed the 'D.C. Sniper,' John Allen Muhammad. I don't feel any better. In fact, I feel worse.

"Muslims Killed Us On 9/11?"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's nothing like a little good old fashioned racist propaganda to scare the bejesus out of the blissfully unaware and bolster one's position.

Who Should We Hate Next?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

Who should we hate next? All car owners because one person drove drunk? It wasn't all Muslims who attacked us. It was an evil few, and they were all members of al Qaeda.

Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

A Mosque Near Ground Zero

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Parvez Ahmed

The fact that other mosque-construction projects across the country have also encountered similar opposition points to something more to than just outrage over the proposed mosque's proximity to ground zero.

McVeigh - Arizona

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


A Gun-Toting, Pistol-Packing, Rifle Looney From Manhattan Takes on the NRA

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

One of the most interesting responses to my post on Timothy McVeigh came in a letter from Jim Coyne, an old classmate with an intimate knowledge of firearms. His response is thoughtful and thought-provoking, to say the least.

What Do the Second Amendment Rallies Tell Us About the Gun Rights Movement?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There is now a segment within the gun rights community that is hostile to all progressive interests and believes it has a right to use firearms to counter the results of our democratic process.

There Bill Clinton Goes Again

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

Former President Bill Clinton last week inadvertently demonstrated Karl Marx's shrewd observation: "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."

Radical Rush Blames Clinton For OK City Bombing; The Press Yawns

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Why isn't Limbaugh held accountable for his words and actions? Why wasn't it considered big news that the de facto leader of the Republican Party went to a place previously considered unconscionable and unpardonable by the press corps?

Dangerous Right Wing Rhetoric: There Will Be Blood

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's a shame that not one legit Republican in power is willing to publicly condemn the dangerous rhetoric. But why should they, I guess. They hope to benefit by it come November.

Fifteen Years Later: A Grim Anniversary in Oklahoma

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

The face of the federal government, the Patriot movement's primary enemy, is now a black one -- a fact that has exacerbated rage and fear among many whites who resent ongoing racial changes in the American population.

Timothy McVeigh Lawyer Randall Coyne Haunted By Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Randall Coyne, professor at the College of Law, gave six months of his life in an ultimately vain attempt to prevent [Timothy] McVeigh's execution. ...

Pondering Timothy McVeigh's Lethal Legacy

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

I hear the expressions of rage directed towards Washington from the Tea Partiers and I wonder if there are more Oklahoma Cities in our future.

Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary: 15 Years Since Bombing, 168 Remembered

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OKLAHOMA CITY — It's been 15 years since a terrorist's bomb destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building, killing 168 people and injuring more t...

The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Are we as concerned about potential terrorists who are home-grown Americans with white skin as we are sometimes obsessed with darker-skinned suspects of Middle Eastern descent?

Tea Party Is No Way to Commemorate April 19

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.

MSNBC's 'McVeigh Tapes' Documentary 'As Much A Cautionary Tale As A Commemoration': NYT

New York Times | ALESSANDRA STANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist," which will be shown on Monday, the 15th anniversary of the bombing, comes at a time when ri...

Would Jesus Have Joined The Tea Party Movement?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

It is difficult to know whether or not the Tea Party Express is a grass roots creation, a production of Fox News or a concoction by a public relations firm to make money. But no matter its origins, it seems to have coalesced around some basic concepts.