Anti-Government Extremism Thrives As Politics Get Angrier | Talking Points Memo

The same populist anger that has led to political victories nationwide in recent years has also fueled an incredible rise of anti-government fanaticism, one of the leading watchdogs of American extremism said on Thursday.Mark Potok, a senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center, said his organization tracked an “astronomical” growth in the number of anti-government militia and so-called patriot groups last year.

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