Branch Davidians

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    April 19, 2013

    David Koresh & The Branch Davidians: 5 Odd Facts From The Debacle On Its 20th Anniversary

    It was twenty years ago today (as the Beatles might say) that a crazed religious kook sparked a debacle of a federal-government raid that left 83vdead, including 28 children. Arguments have raged endlessly since that Waco raid, with a hard core of people saying the blame for the deaths sits squarel ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Sex Slaves, Bio-Programming, and Christ Incarnate -- Now Near Laredo!

    There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    No, George Washington Doesn't Want You Armed Against the Government: E-Mail Debunking Part II

    This little infographic has been making the rounds on Facebook among the more pro-gun people... especially a certain kind of pro-gun people. See, there are hunters, there are people who want to own guns for home protection, and there are people who want to own guns simply because they are adults who ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Gadhafi: Libya's a Lot Like Waco

    Gadhafi has Waco on his mind​Libya leader Muammar Gadhafi, (a.k.a. He Of Many Spellings), the absolute top man these days for giving bizarre speeches who isn't named Charlie Sheen, rocked the house again today. In a sprawling speech that sometimes, but not too often, flirted with reality, Ga ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Machete's Potential Tax Incentives Rile Conservatives

    Texas tax breaks for THIS? Tea Party unite!​Machete, the bloody, gory, spoofy film by Robert Rodriguez, has become the latest mini-scandal de jour for conservatives.Why? Because it might get tax breaks from Texas, and it portrays a race war that favors immigrants over right-wing politicians like t ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Halloween Countdown: How Best To Go For The `90s-Nostalgia Look

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. Check out past entries here and here. If VH1 has taught us nothing else, it ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006
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    April 27, 2006

    Big Love, Texas-Style

    Polygamists live in a compound on our state's dry western plains

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    August 21, 2003

    Comic Prophet

    A televised tribute to a Houston comedy legend

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    October 3, 2002

    Toogood to Be True?

    Local cops give the alleged lowdown on the clan of an accused child abuser

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    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

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    November 25, 1999
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    November 26, 1998
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    November 12, 1998

    In the Line of Fire

    During the Branch Davidian siege, a Waco TV reporter risked his life to help federal agents -- then was falsely accused of setting them up. Before the compound burned, his career was in ashes.

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    July 9, 1998
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    May 21, 1998

    Blowing Smoke at Hotel Six

    If Betti was Dorothy, and the FBI was the Wizard, who was Toto?

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    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.

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    May 8, 1997
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    July 18, 1996

    Troubleshooter for the Millennium

    Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit

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    July 27, 1995

    The Sound and the Fury

    Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.

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    July 6, 1995
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    June 22, 1995

    God, Guns & Kombucha

    Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?

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    June 8, 1995
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    May 18, 1995

    Looney and Liedtke For the Defense (Almost)

    How two Houston lawyers would have represented the most hated man in America

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    April 6, 1995

    Last Strike?

    The FBI's NASA sting operation may finally be headed to court

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    February 2, 1995

    It's Joe B.'s World

    In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests

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    December 1, 1994

    The Trial of Joe Russo

    An intimate look at how -- and why -- Houston's high flyer of the '80s was taken apart in court