Stories by Molly Ivins

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Posted on: Dec 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Bush solution to global warming is to declare it does not exist – whereas those of us in the reality-based community understand differently.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Bushies don't want to mend Social Security, they want to end it – and they are quite upfront about it.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

One's first response to the report by the International Red Cross about torture at Guantanamo is denial.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Wendy Gramm and State Farm Insurance visit the Dollar Docket.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If the worst is yet to come from this administration, it's going to be hard to save room for all the outrage and indignation that's coming our way.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

DeLay is one of the leading forces in making "Republican ethics" into an oxymoron.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Purging for disloyalty makes us sick to our stomachs.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It's time to move on and compile a to-do list for the next four years.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Stop thinking about suicide or moving abroad. Want to feel better? Figure out what you can do to help rescue the country.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Voting does wonders – it causes fat to disappear and improves your IQ, while it also prevents underarm stains and dust bunnies. You can't lose.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Kerry will beat Bush because of the intensity factor.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Studies show Bush supporters are misled on Bush policies and the news.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The past four years have offered some gems to look back at, and marvel.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Don't look now, but your local network is a propaganda machine.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

You have to assume your audience is a bunch of borderline morons to tell as many whoppers as George Bush does.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Sheltered from anyone who would question his authority during the last four years, Bush has adopted a 'bubble-boy' style of debating.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Stuff you won't learn about in the presidential debate, or, half a dozen ways you're getting screwed

Posted on: Sep 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

When things get this weird, one metaphor just isn't enough.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

DeLay uses 'values politics' to make rubes out of voters.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Memo from Texas: Opposition in non-swing states can stand up, too.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Shouldn't we understand our enemies in order to combat them?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Troops are following orders from General Rove, against the advice of military officers on the ground.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush's supporting cast has infiltrated every government department and pushed through the administration's destructive policies.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Even after several days of the RNC, and with alert bloggers to help, it's hard to catch all the lies.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Daily Show nails the theme of the RNC.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Death toll mounts, economic numbers get worse, Ashcroft won't let you read the law, and 'God is in the White House.'

Posted on: Aug 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Swift Boat Liars make Bush's Vietnam years newly relevant, plus some in GOP begin admitting Iraq was a mistake.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Iraq debacle requires nuance and realism, not bullying 'optimism.'

Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Our 'most important neighbors to the north' – the patient Canadians – weather our little psychodramas and suffer our abuse. Polite, calm, chock full of common sense and living next to us. What a fate.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Clinton, Obama, and Teresa lit up the crowd and burned up the airwaves; still, nobody's saying 'Iraq.'

Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush is playing bait and switch again with the assault weapons ban and the tax cut extension.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

No matter how much Bush tries to sweep Iraq under the rug this election, there's no denying the impact of 900 Americans lost to the war.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

I was prepared to find Clinton's autobiography self-serving, inadequate, insufficiently groveling and all that other good doo. Actually, I think it's well written, interesting and informative.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Warning: Frank Luntz arms Bush with 'framing' devices to court the womens' vote – Bush's anti-woman record be damned.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If we ignore Iraq for the weekend, we should be able to celebrate our national heritage without punching each other in the eye.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

'Family values' crowd drags God into the mud of partisan politics.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Liberals and conservatives alike must act to ensure fairness and accuracy of elections.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush administration skates with implausible defenses from bully pulpit.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Clean elections are under attack from the right even as reports prove their success.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The reins of power are in the hands of people wholly unfit to steer this country in the right direction.