(It was only later, when I stared studying Watergate, when I wondered about the moral compass of a movement that would elevate as a spokesman a man who was literally thrown in jail for his eagerness to commit violence in service to subversion to the Constitution.) I felt, at a certain point, that something very ugly would soon happen.
Something ugly did soon happen: Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. What is the line between vigilence and paranoia? I really don't know. I only know this, to return to my original point: it's far past the time for the media to start tracking these arrests as a trend—before the next arrest comes post-explosion, not pre.
Digby: I predict that we are going to see a remarkable resurgence of rightwing violence if the Democrats take full control of the government.
June 15, 1995 - the Battle of Sarajevo begins. Pres. Clinton leaves for G-7 Summit, where topics to be discussed are the situation in Bosnia as well as brewing trade war between U.S. and Japan. Senate set to vote on bill overhauling Telecommunications laws, deregulating Cable TV. Michael Jackson gives interview on eve of release of new album, answers Child Molestation questions and Anti-Semitic lyrics. Houston Rockets win NBA title over Orlando Magic. Read more...