Guns don’t kill people, but Cheney (almost) does ...

Silja J.A. Talvi

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If you haven't heard by now, VP Cheney nearly killed his friend and fellow quail hunter, 78-year-old attorney Harry Whittington, on Saturday. No word on how many quail were injured or killed in this particularly bloody administrative hunting expedition, but Whittington is apparently in stable condition after being helicoptered to a hospital from the South Texas ranch where the shotgun-pellet-spraying incident took place.

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Silja J.A. Talvi, a senior editor at In These Times, is an investigative journalist and essayist with credits in many dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide, including The Nation, Salon, Santa Fe Reporter, Utne, and the Christian Science Monitor.
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