Column: Federal government finally puts domestic terrorism front and center

Domestic terrorism uniformly has been declared a top national security threat by the federal government.

It’s about time.

For years, experts have voiced concern about the intent and growing ability of extremists, White supremacists and militia groups to wage violence across the country, yet their warnings failed to gain traction.

Federal officials continued to focus primarily on international terrorism, which resulted in less scrutiny of White nationalism, even as...