The president's comments at a Florida rally have dire implications: There's a militia at the border right now that wants to kill immigrants.
Hundreds of armed civilians are already encamped along the border, drawn by President Donald Trump's hyperbole about a migrant caravan "invasion."
Dan Day took the stand Wednesday in the trial of three militia members accused of plotting to massacre Muslims in Kansas.
The Oath Keepers are “one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today,” the Southern Poverty Law Center says.
Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?
So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.
The right of militias, which were made up of individuals in towns all over the thirteen colonies, to own guns makes a lot of sense when understood in historical context.
The editorial page of the conservative Washington Times newspaper accuses federal authorities of "oppression" in corralling protestors who were illegally occupying a national wildlife refuge.
The leader of the occupation has called for those remaining to "go home and hug your families."
The militia in Oregon has brought media attention and debate about how the U.S. government should respond. Somewhat perplexed, Native Americans and others are asking the question: why have authorities been so slow to react in Oregon?
All these issues must be vigorously debated and legislated. But nuance doesn't play well in a crisis. The words "good" and "evil" are so strictly defined by each of us in our own way that it's almost impossible to accept shades of gray. Extremism triumphs.
The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.
I know most of you don't want to hear this, but I need to get this off my chest. This is not a critique of President Obama's speech; it is a request for us to hit pause during the ongoing political circus and think about premise of the entire spectacle.
Focusing on establishing an effective dialogue, rather than initiating an armed standoff based on widely-disseminated but highly inaccurate narratives, may be better at resolving these issues.
As the Bundy brothers and company near the end of the first week of occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, it has been somewhat confusing as to what their demands are.
Militia groups have been active in the Northwest for decades. What they want is an overthrow of federal authority and a return to old-school traditional family values.
To understand the source of the Bundy's self-righteous anger, it's helpful to examine their religious views, which are rooted in a maverick strain of fundamentalism found throughout rural Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
Militia types operating in Oregon cannot be allowed to go unpunished for laying siege to a national wildlife refuge. If let off the hook, what would that mean for other anti-federal government zealots contemplating illegally occupying national facilities to make their point?
After receiving his award, Private Corporal Master Chief Ryan told reporters he was "proud to have served against the tyranny of our government" and that once his bruise "healed all up" he'd be back on the front lines, squatting in an empty building.