Stories by Molly Ivins

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Posted on: May 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The extent to which corporate power has taken over the country can't be exaggerated. Thankfully, a slew of young authors know this.

Posted on: May 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Who can pass up a scandal involving poker, hookers and the Watergate building?

Posted on: May 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

They decided to play the race card when they tackled the immigration issue. Now what?

Posted on: May 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

This weak 'reform' bill proves that the entire Congress is rotten with corruption, and Republicans are proud of not cleaning it up.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why does the FBI want to go through a dead man's files and reclassify public information?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The abuse heaped on two academics by America's Israel lobby only proves the point that we need an honest debate on the topic.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As Zacarias Moussaoui and Ken Skilling illustrate, the quality of justice in this country is deeply affected by how much you can pay for it.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There always seemed to be an FBI investigation of some sitting Democrat either announced or leaked to the press. Now it's Rove's turn.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The 'mobile weapons labs' introduced by Bush as pre-war evidence of WMDs were not, in fact, mobile weapons labs. What?

Posted on: Apr 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush's newest defense of his rush to war in Iraq is another doozy in a regular stream of lies and deception coming from the Oval Office.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In another example of Congress' corporate shilling, the House just repealed more than 200 food safety protections -- with nary a public hearing.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

I never minded DeLay being a tough guy -- it was his syrupy claims to carry the banner for Christianity that I found offensive.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For a profession that thrives on pushing the panic button, many journalists are remarkably ho-hum about global warming.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Racists seem to think that illegal workers -- the hardest-working, poorest people in the US -- are getting away with something.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon has investigated its own habit of paying people to lie -- and, lo and behold, it found itself not guilty.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For some reason, publishers assume people will want to buy more newspapers if they have less news in them and are less useful to people.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Finally, there's a dandy way to abolish the Electoral College and elect the president by popular vote.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As Rep. John Murtha put it, 'The only people who want us in Iraq are Iran and al-Qaida.'

Posted on: Mar 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For a president who openly scoffed at the idea of nation-building, Bush is meddling an awful lot in other countries' affairs.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Despite Rumsfeld's public rationalizing, Iraq is in a deep pile of poop.