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‘Rising Risk of … Violence’

By on 3.30.10 | 1:43PM

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- While people here are worried about the growing violence on the Mexican border -- a Cochise County rancher was apparently killed by illegal aliens Saturday -- the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson has other worries:

For decades now, the most serious threat of domestic terrorism has come from the growing ranks of paranoid, anti-government hate groups that draw their inspiration, vocabulary and anger from the far right.

That's from a column headlined, "The Hutaree militia and the rising risk of far-right violence." Of course, the kooks in Michigan are under arrest and charged with federal crimes, while whoever killed Arizona rancher Robert Krentz is still at large. But being a liberal means never having to acknowledge risks of violence except from the "far right."

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