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    Shooting the Cactus, Pissing in Each Other’s Mouths: A Story from the American Desert

    Sunday, June 11th, 2006

    By Christopher Ketcham “I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got. I biggered my factory. I biggered my roads. I biggered my wagons. I biggered the loads. And I biggered my money, which everyone needs.” — “The Lorax,” Dr. Seuss Emerging in May on […]

    Bonobolicious, or The Bonobable Tale of the Bonobo Monkey (A Strip-club Crack-up in Three Acts)

    Sunday, June 11th, 2006

    By Christopher Ketcham SCENE: Said the rat-faced drunk in the strip club: “You know, if I wasn’t lucky enough to be a human being, say, if I was a Bonobo monkey, I’d be trying to screw you up the ass right now.” He paused. I looked at him trying to smile. “Yeah, I’d be trying […]

    A Day in the Life of the Dick Cheney Presidency

    Sunday, June 11th, 2006

    By Christopher Ketcham Recent events in the career of our outdoorsman vice-president recall an encounter I had with the VP several years ago. It was during the short-lived Dick Cheney presidency on Saturday July 29, 2002. On the dawn of the day of the Cheney ascendancy, the day on which at an unknown hour George […]

    Why We Don’t Fight: Ike, Henry Miller and the America that Never Was

    Friday, June 9th, 2006

    By Christopher Ketcham Petra and I left “Why We Fight,” the Eugene Jarecki film, in tears. It’s because we are ashamed, I offered. The shame that comes to any thinking American who realizes what is perpetrated in his name, on his behalf, for his benefit, across the planet. Dead bodies in a dusty street, mothers […]

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