5 years ago | Longform
It would make for a tough trivia question: Where are you? This young nation boasts huge reserves of oil and diamonds, plus international investors — from the United States, France, China, Russia, Brazil — lined up to score a piece of it. Its capit...
5 years ago | Politicians
The year was 2001. The United States had just started bombing Afghanistan post-9/11. Hardly anyone was traveling internationally for fun, but I found myself in a small, urban church in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, lit that October night by a single dan...
Onward Christian Soldiers: In the Era of Trump-Style Politics, Evangelical Voters Are Not a Monolith5 years ago | Longform
If we ever needed proof, we got it when Donald Trump opened his mouth at Liberty University and made his infamous reference to “2 Corinthians.” After wiping off the drool from laughing so hard, evangelicals knew with certainty that he was not one ...
5 years ago | Courts
Rattle Can was a real person. His family wants you to know that. He was a “big ol’ bear” of a man, tall and strong and slightly rotund, with a long, ginger beard hiding a strong-jawed, handsome face. His given name was Jacob Lee Rhyne, though most...
22 years ago
An Amarillo teen who was convicted of manslaughter for intentionally driving his Cadillac over a 19-year-old punk rocker initially told police the victim had slipped on the ice and fallen under his car. Dustin Camp's written and oral statements to...