Stories by Molly Ivins

For decades, Molly Ivins wrote hundreds of columns about politics, Texas and other bizarre happenings. subscribe to Molly Ivins's feed

Posted on: Dec 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Call them -- irresponsible ... Call them -- unreliable ... Throw in -- undependable, too ... Yes, it's undeniably true -- the Congress of the United States makes Bart Simpson look like Averell Harriman.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Congress' record-shattering bad legislation immediately eclipsed by record-shattering bad legislation.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Sheesh, it's hard to keep up with this administration. Forget a constitution, we have to hand it all over to the Iraqis right away.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It's hard to keep up with a White House that one day says we'll stick it out in Iraq no matter what and then does a 180-degree shift the next.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source: The Progressive

Sneering, jeering, bad manners, hideous diplomacy, threats, demands, lies, arrogance, bluster, tax cuts for the rich. And you wonder why we think he's a lousy president?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Congress has conspired to rip off senior citizens while padding the wallets of drug companies and big oil.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

We've just had a fierce public debate over a docudrama no one has seen, culminating in a form of censorship.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2003, Source: AlterNet

So what's been going on with your money in mutual funds? Late trading, short trading and insider trading.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Despite what I am sure are the invaluable services of the many PR people of our nation, sometimes it is actually smarter to attack the problem itself than the public relations surrounding it.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

No weapons of mass destruction and still more lies are told by Bush and company all the time.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Tom DeLay suggests an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill designed to give campaign contributor favorite Bacardi an edge over rival Havana Club rum.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It ain't just Bush-hating. You don't have to hate the guy to know he's wrong.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Whether or not there is any leadership from the Bush administration, it is time for those creaky regulatory agencies to bestir themselves before something awful does happen.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The naked profiteering by various Bushies on the Iraq War is downright sickening.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Good thing we won the war, because the peace sure looks like a quagmire.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

No weapons of mass destruction and no link to Al Qaeda -- I think we need to go back and explain how we got where we are.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

For Democrats only: I think our field is shaping up quite nicely. But we really need to winnow it down.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

People -- like former NYSE CEO Richard A. Grasso -- who have special advantages almost always manage to convince themselves that they are entitled to those advantages.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It is not necessary to hate George W. Bush to think he's a bad president.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Clear Skies sets up a system under which dirty plants can buy "pollution credits" from clean plants and keep polluting.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are stealing the idea that there's a common good, that we're all in this together, that we all do better when we all do better. And it's up to us to take it back.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Unless a miracle occurs, Sept. 13 will see the end of the open courts provision of the Texas Constitution.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

I opposed our unprovoked, unnecessary invasion of Iraq on the grounds that it would be a short, easy war followed by the peace from hell. I was right, and I'm not going to apologize for it.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2003, Source: AlterNet

In an effort to be constructive, even in the face of a developing catastrophe, I have been combing the public prints in an effort to find something positive to suggest.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

What the Bush administration knows about working-class Americans would fit in a gnat's eye.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Arnold simply doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to public policy.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

When in doubt, I find it most useful to consult those two polar stars of utter wrongheadedness, Tom DeLay and The Wall Street Journal's editorial page.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It would be a refreshing change, would it not, if somebody just stood up and said, "My fault."

Posted on: Aug 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The general theme of the week seems to be that the country is going to hell in a handbasket.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Let us stop to observe a few mileposts on the downward path to the utter degradation of political discourse in this country.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Leaving aside the missing weapons of mass destruction (hey, we found the oil), I found so many little things that fit the same pattern of lies.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2003, Source: AlterNet

That's the reason 12 Democratic senators from Texas are on the lam in New Mexico.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Intelligence agencies are suffering not just from mismanagement, but by political manipulation that renders their work all but meaningless.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It is so easy to fall in love with Alaska, and most of the people are as enchanting as the wildlife -- friendly, hospitable, helpful, tough and resilient.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Has the adversary system at the heart of the legal profession produced the decline in civility?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

There are two keys to better teachers: higher salaries and better schools of education.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

That the occupation is not going well is apparent to everyone but Donald Rumsfeld. Now is not the time to stand back timidly hoping it will work out well in the end.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Charlie Wilson funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, where they gradually bled the Red Army to death and caused the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Two-hundred twenty-seven years old and still ready to boogie 'til we puke.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Recent Supreme Court decisions have caused certain justices to throw nasty tantrums.