Archive for July, 2007

    Dependence Day: What the Bald Eagle Told the Desert Rat

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

    Art by Travis Kelly Good party for the 4th here at Pack Creek Ranch: beer, fried turkey, music, starlight and moonrise and many friends. But little talk about independence, or the U.S., or the Constitution, its crafting under duress. No surprises: I am 34 and for my entire life the 4th of July has been […]

    Roads in Wilderness, Roads to Nowhere: Investigating the Latest Western Land Grab

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

    “Land grabbing is the oldest con game in the West,” Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt once said. Cartoonist Travis Kelly — check him out here — nails the madness of the latest con-job, which centers on an archaic 1866 public lands law known as Revised Statute 2477. I write about the issue in the July/August issue […]

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