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Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?
Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in
Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?
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Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?

The Super Bowl losses didn't help the mindset of the 'superfan,' theorizes Sam Anderson

(Newser) - "I am not saying that Timothy McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City in 1995 because the Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row," writes Sam Anderson at Politico . That would be "absurd." But in his lengthy piece, Anderson makes the case that the Bills' misfortune might...

Oklahoma Man Dialed Number to Detonate a Bomb. Nothing

The FBI says it had been onto Jerry Drake Varnell for months

(Newser) - The FBI on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank. Officials say Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Okla., was arrested around 1am after he twice dialed a number on a cellphone that he believed would...

20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Remembers

Hundreds gather to commemorate bombing that killed 168

(Newser) - Several hundred people have gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others. Survivors of the April 19, 1995, attack and relatives of some of the dead are among those...

The Changing Face of Fear
 The Changing 
 Face of Fear 


The Changing Face of Fear

Today's evil doesn't kill for a cause, but for destruction itself

(Newser) - America's great enemies of the past—Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, or Mao's China—were evil, but at least they were evil with a point (however twisted). But these days, evil has changed, and from Timothy McVeigh to 9/11, the anthrax killer, and now James Holmes, the "world-burners,...

Oregon Hands Dad-Son Bombers Death Sentences

Would-be militiamen killed two police officers

(Newser) - An Oregon judge has signed death warrants for a father-son team that planted a homemade bomb in a bank, killing two police officers. Bruce Turnidge, 58, and his 38-year-old son, Joshua, were found guilty last month of planting the device that killed a police bomb technician and another police officer,...

Cool the Rhetoric, or Expect More McVeighs

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 Rhetoric, or 
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Cool the Rhetoric, or Expect More McVeighs

Conservatives, practice what you preach on self-control

(Newser) - With the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing upon us, Kathleen Parker surveys the caustic state of today's political debate ("Don't retreat. Reload," etc.) and worries that another lone nut like Timothy McVeigh or John Hinckley might emerge. "If Jodie Foster could bestir the imagination of...

Maddow to Stewart: I Could Kill Osama With a Spoon

They also talk about Timothy McVeigh

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow on the Daily Show! That must have been a veritable liberal media wet dream of constant pointedly funny snark! OK, actually, no, it was a pretty staid conversation about Timothy McVeigh—Maddow will host an upcoming special unveiling McVeigh’s final interview tapes. But there were some amusing...

Feds Head Off Bombing Plots in Dallas, Illinois

Cases unrelated to each other; no link to Denver, NY terror arrests

(Newser) - A Jordanian citizen arrested in an elaborate FBI sting is to be arraigned today on charges of attempting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper. The court appearance comes a day after an Illinois man was charged with plotting to detonate a bomb near a Springfield courthouse, only to learn that...

Gun Nuts Firing Blanks in Power Play

Depleted GOP no "paper tiger — it’s a paper muskrat"

(Newser) - Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn has some gall. The fact that he can defend gun nuts calling for blood to "water the tree of liberty" after terrorist Timothy McVeigh wore the same Thomas Jefferson quote on his shirt in the Oklahoma City bombing infuriates New York Times columnist Frank Rich....

Beck to Audience: Nobody Flip Out, Kill a Bunch of People

Gawker wonders what prompted this bizarre request

(Newser) - Glenn Beck took it down a notch last night, adopting an “unusually subdued” manner to close his show by “imploring his audience not to murder innocent people,” writes the Cajun Boy for Gawker. Beck’s thoughts included, among other things, the warning that “Just one lunatic...

Napolitano Apologizes to Vets for Report

DHS had painted soldiers as prone to right-wing extremism

(Newser) - Janet Napolitano apologized today for language in a recent Homeland Security report suggesting that veterans were more likely to be wooed by far-right extremist groups, CNN reports. “The return of military veterans facing significant challenges,” said the report evaluating domestic threats, “could lead to the potential emergence...

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