Stories by Molly Ivins

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Posted on: Jun 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

That's the day the attorney general of the United States -- a.k.a. 'the nation's top law enforcement officer' -- refused to provide the Senate Judiciary Committee with his department's memos concerning torture.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

We're constantly finding instances of programs that Bush, the candidate, proudly claims to support, while he prepares to cut them drastically.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

War is full of tragedy tinged with terrible irony. It's making stuff up afterward for public relations purposes that is so offensive.

Posted on: May 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Don't you just love these heartwarming stories of adventurous, risk-taking pioneer capitalists?

Posted on: May 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Speech from retired Gen. Anthony Zinni gave rare glimpse of intelligent thought about our quagmire.

Posted on: May 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If you look at why Abu Ghraib happened, you realize just how easy it is for standards of law and behavior to slip into bestiality.

Posted on: May 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The accumulation of American errors has cost us the goodwill of the great majority of Iraqis and put everyone at greater risk of terrorist attack.

Posted on: May 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

How did we get into this mess? Just ask the neo-cons who fell for Ahmed Chalabi.

Posted on: May 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Realism, not pessimism: Americans oversee looting, corruption, and torture in Iraq as civil war looms.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush tax cuts for rich leave local governments only sin to pay bills.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A report from the March for Women's Lives.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

What does it take to provide security and ultimately success in Iraq? Way more than we could ever give.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

This Saturday's March for Women's Lives is a life or death decision.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

America stays the course in Iraq -- making mistake after mistake.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

America is left in the dark about what really happend before 9/11 and what's happening now in Iraq.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

DeLay and Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick may have achieved the near impossible by breaking Texas campaign finance laws.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Deeper into the quagmire, one has to ask, 'so what do we do now?'

Posted on: Mar 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The race has hardly begun and already we're in most bizarre territory.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There's no way to keep up with the Bush administration's assaults on the environment, they're just endless.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration bombs for peace, robs for reform.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Pretend Republican outrage abounds over some bold comments by candidate Kerry.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Anthony Raimondo, Bush's new man in charge of creating jobs for Americans, is a master at outsourcing the jobs of his own employees to China.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush screwed the firefighters in a famous case of his favorite bait-and-switch tactic, and now he has the chutzpah to exploit them anyway.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Candidates Bush and Kerry begin what promises to be a very interesting match up.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If Haiti is any indication, Bush has learned nothing from the dangerous game he played in Iraq.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Deregulation threatens to turn the ballooning debt of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into another S&L nightmare.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Education Secretary Rod Paige calls the largest teachers' union a 'terrorist organization' for lobbying for more resources.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A whole lot of people who should have known better freaked out over Dean, treating a mostly mild-mannered, perfectly sensible and quite cheerful fellow as some kind of anti-establishment antichrist.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A British citizen, Katherine Gun, faces a stiff prison term for blowing the whistle on illegal US-UK spying during the runup to Iraq.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On both sides of the Atlantic, folks are wondering if their leaders misled them into fighting a dangerous war.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There's nothing better than a huge political scrum where the front-runner stumbles, the guy everyone wrote off six weeks ago comes roaring back, an unknown emerges, and an old war-horse drops out.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While Bush plans to highlight his compassionate policies and his role in the surging economy, the reality is far less flattering.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

My long-reigning favorite Bushism has now been edged out by a fresh contender I cannot resist.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush's brilliant new immigration proposal primarily benefits one group and one group only -- big business.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The resignation of David Cay signals the end of the all important search for weapons of mass destruction.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

An annual roundup of great books.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Unlike the Germans, the French and the Russians, Halliburton was not punished by the Bush administration for dealing with the dictator.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Tired of holiday shopping? Skip the mall and save the world -- for just 37 cents a pop.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Talk about the lunatics running the asylum. Former lobbyists for special interests now dominate the top of the bureaucracies -- not to regulate, but to facilitate corporate rip-offs.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If 2004 is the year to be sensible, look for a winner, find a moderate and all that good stuff the expert political players do, then Dean is the man to support.