In the United States, the “deep state” is a conspiracy theory which suggests that collusion and cronyism exist within the US political system and constitute a hidden government within the legitimately elected government. Fulbright scholar and former Republican U.S. Congressional aide Mike Lofgren believes that there is “a hybrid association of elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively

When the government took her from her family, it outsourced her safety to a for-profit corporation. Nine months later she was dead. A 2-year-old was killed while in foster care, and her foster mother will now serve a life sentence for the crime Alex Hill was placed in foster care after her father admitted to

One suspicious “suicide” in a small town may not be unusual. But five deaths within a square mile of each other, all of them within a year of an oil boom hitting Centerville, Texas? While a hand full of people got rich, the family members of the deceased were left with nothing but questions. We’ll

by Ty Clevenger Back in November, I blogged about a Texas Ranger who was assigned to investigate the murder of Longview businessman Ron Horaney, then demoted after his supervisors learned about his affair with Mr. Horaney’s widow. Things have only gotten stranger since. On Friday, I faxed a letter to Gregg County District Attorney Tom Watson and

by Kimberly Mullens One year ago today, I had to make the agonizing decision to discontinue life support for my beautiful sister Amanda Pierce after she suffered anoxic brain death six days before. The pain today, as I recall that moment, is still raw and excruciating. Saying goodbye as they took her to the operating