Op-ed

Clinton Warns Against Extremism

Bill Clinton was president at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, and he says in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the national mood is similar to the one that preceded that attack. “We are again dealing with difficulties in a contentious, partisan time,” he writes. “Civic virtue can include harsh criticism, protest, even civil disobedience. But not violence or its advocacy. … Fifteen years ago, the line was crossed in Oklahoma City. In the current climate, with so many threats against the president, members of Congress and other public servants, we owe it to the victims of Oklahoma City, and those who survived and responded so bravely, not to cross it again.”