Terrorist attacks become a high priority at news outlets, which influences the potential for more terrorist attacks in the future.
The militants that occupied federal land in Oregon were acquitted of all charges. We don't know the details, so it's important not to overreact. But we can find out the details, and use them to improve our nation.
The long-term future of emergency management is strongly correlated to how we treat this marvelous Earth that we've been entrusted with. We have many failures, and a few successes. Here is a presentation of the treatment of one critical species that's on the knife's edge, where we can do what's right or do what's negligent. As with all things that enhance or condemn our civilization, what we ultimately choose to do is up to us.