Authorities have released the name of the Austin bomber. He has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt from Pflugerville, which is a northern suburb of Austin. While investigators are trying to piece everything together, we now know he was a self-described conservative. I will update as more info becomes available.
A 2012 blog, which appears to be part of a government class project at Austin Community College, lists the author as Mark Conditt of Pflugerville, Texas. Conditt is believed to have been a resident of Pflugerville, north of Austin.
NBC News could not immediately confirm if the blog belonged to the suspect, but public records show only one Mark Conditt in Pflugerville.
The blog espouses political beliefs, including entries describing why the author believes gay marriage should not be legalized and why the United States should do away with sex offender registration.
"I am not that politically inclined. I view myself as a conservative, but I don't think I have enough information to defend my stance as well as it should be defended," a description of the author reads. "The reasons I am taking this class is because I want to understand the US government, and I hope that it will help me clarify my stance, and then defend it."
From the blog referenced above, he has written in support of several conservative viewpoints.