Billie Sol Estes: A Sordid History Atoned: “Sol” Finally Vindicated

~ first OF A SERIES ~ The legend of Billie Sol Estes sprung suddenly from country scuttlebutt to front-page news in the biggest of the major newspapers and national magazines in the Spring of 1962. For six months of that year his name appeared in practically every newspaper and radio and television evening news broadcast. … Continue reading Billie Sol Estes: A Sordid History Atoned: “Sol” Finally Vindicated

The Secret Files of Clint Peoples, the Indefatigable Texas Ranger on LBJ’s Trail for Decades

The only true "hero" in the quest for justice for the crimes of Lyndon Johnson, was Texas Ranger (later U.S. Marshal) Clint Peoples. Yet he was unable to "close" his 22-year case until eleven years after Johnson died, in 1984, with a small but significant victory in a grand jury hearing which heard his evidence … Continue reading The Secret Files of Clint Peoples, the Indefatigable Texas Ranger on LBJ’s Trail for Decades

Crucial New Evidence Proves That Johnson and Hoover Bribed Percy Foreman to Force James Earl Ray to Plead Guilty

Six weeks after my book Who Really Killed Martin Luther King Jr.? -- The Case Against Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover was published, John Curington published his memoirs, H. L. Hunt, Motive and Opportunity, about his career working as H. L. Hunt's "right-hand man." Within that book, he explains how Percy Foreman wound … Continue reading Crucial New Evidence Proves That Johnson and Hoover Bribed Percy Foreman to Force James Earl Ray to Plead Guilty

Why LBJ Chose Not to Run for Reelection in 1968 – Then Attempted to Retract it

(Excerpted and reedited from Who Really Killed Martin Luther King Jr.?) When he was twelve years old, Lyndon Johnson proclaimed to some friends, “Someday, I’m going to be president of the United States."  Thereafter, he was never shy about repeating that statement to anyone willing to listen and, with time, his resolve never lessened: In … Continue reading Why LBJ Chose Not to Run for Reelection in 1968 – Then Attempted to Retract it

Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Complicated Conflictions of LBJ’s Chosen Biographer

Gifted Biographer or a Successful Grifter-Plagiarist?   Doris Kearns, as a Harvard PhD candidate at age 24, was selected in 1967 for a White House fellowship despite having written an article for The New Republic titled “How to Remove L.B.J. in 1968”. She was undoubtedly not the only one surprised by that.  At that point, … Continue reading Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Complicated Conflictions of LBJ’s Chosen Biographer

RE: John Connally’s Problem with the Truth

And Why He Changed What He Said Immediately After Being Shot: “They are going to kill us both!” JFK Speaking, Ralph Yarborough Listening; John Connally Very Worried; LBJ Waiting His Turn at the Wheel, Knowing it was Now Imminent In the previous blog, “Why JFK Went to Texas,” I examined how LBJ and his long-time … Continue reading RE: John Connally’s Problem with the Truth

Why JFK Went to Texas

John B. Connally, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson JFK:  “He* sure seemed anxious for me to go to Texas” * John Connally (ergo, Lyndon Johnson) after Connally’s White House visit six weeks before The Big Event That was a very odd thing for President Kennedy to say, given that he had invited Texas Governor … Continue reading Why JFK Went to Texas

The Feud Between Bill Moyers and Morley Safer – Whom to Believe?

And, “Was I Another Target of Moyers’ Wrath?” I never had much in common with the great broadcast journalist / 60 Minutes anchor Morley Safer, but for one single thing:  Evidently, we both got under the skin of Bill Moyers.  Safer did so publicly, and a wide audience eventually came to know all about it; … Continue reading The Feud Between Bill Moyers and Morley Safer – Whom to Believe?

“Anatomy of a Washington Post Editorial” – A New Essay About a 20-Year Old WAPO Excoriation

This insightful essay correctly states how the 1999 Memphis civil court proceedings, brought by Dr. William F. Pepper, frightened the Clinton Administration and then-AG Janet Reno's Justice Department and nearly exposed the buried secrets of Dr. King's assassination. And how it had shakened the Deep State to its core. That essay also explains why they … Continue reading “Anatomy of a Washington Post Editorial” – A New Essay About a 20-Year Old WAPO Excoriation

MLK Day 2020: The Mythmaking Continues . . . On Steroids

Ironies Abound in Memphis today, as the Daily Memphian Publishes Photo of Jessie Jackson Installing a Wreath at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Admonishing Citizens to "Get Involved" Civil Rights Leaders Memorialize Martin Luther King's Birthday Last Year Given the known fact that many current-day leaders of the civil rights campaign harbor doubts (while … Continue reading MLK Day 2020: The Mythmaking Continues . . . On Steroids

Some Insights into the Depravities of Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover

Among the many exemplars of how these long-time "friends and neighbors" believed their powerful government positions enabled them to do anything they wished to do — from the mundane to the most unthinkable acts — the following items succinctly illustrate the point. Item #1: An Illustration that needs little further elaboration: Given that both of … Continue reading Some Insights into the Depravities of Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover