In January 1998, the Baltimore City Paper writes, “No doubt about it, Jim Bell disliked the government. As far as this Vancouver, Wash., resident was concerned, there isn’t any problem with Congress that $60 worth of bullets couldn’t solve. And he let his opinion be known in newsgroups, mailing lists, and, perhaps most notoriously, through an essay he wrote and promoted on the Internet called ‘Assassination Politics’.”