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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Gadhafi has Waco on his mindLibya 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Polygamists live in a compound on our state's dry western plains
A televised tribute to a Houston comedy legend
Local cops give the alleged lowdown on the clan of an accused child abuser
Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.
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.
If Betti was Dorothy, and the FBI was the Wizard, who was Toto?
It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.
Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit
Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.
Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?
How two Houston lawyers would have represented the most hated man in America
The FBI's NASA sting operation may finally be headed to court
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests
An intimate look at how -- and why -- Houston's high flyer of the '80s was taken apart in court