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.
The most fitting way to honor the victims of Oklahoma City, and to make sure that their sacrifices were not in vain, is to ensure that no new McVeigh is able to emerge from the shadows to wreak destruction and sorrow.
With two pro-gun marches approaching in Washington and Virginia, the NRA should make it clear that, no matter what their feelings about firearm regulation, there is no constitutional right to insurrection.
On this day 29 years ago, a robust, warm, funny, clever man took a bullet intended for the President. Back then, this happened because we made it too easy in America for dangerous people to get dangerous guns. We still do.
Since President Obama took office, our political debate has deteriorated from rancorous to poisonous with the recent assassination threats on Twitter, protesters hurling bigotry and attacks on the offices of Congressional Democrats.
We care about Terry Nichols' diet and that of other inmates as much for our benefit as theirs. A significant upgrading in the diet of any large group of Americans may have a multiplier effect throughout society.