Extremists Here at Home

On this week’s podcast, The Prof speculated that the Secret Service had probably begun looking into right-wing radicals and militias that might target the President.

Well, now we have proof:

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

Scary stuff.

(Via Yglesias, who also links to local Seattle author Dave Weigel’s reporting from a gun show)