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: Jun 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Under the Bush tax plan, by 2015, those making between $80,000 and $400,000 will be paying as much as 14 percent <i>more</i> of their incomes than those who are hyper-rich.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Government is fast becoming a transactional institution as money becomes more and more influential in politics.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Texas Legislature gives itself a huge retirement pension and, the next day, cuts retirement benefits for teachers. Welcome to a Republican-ruled state.

Posted on: May 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bush decided to wage an entirely elective war against a country that presented little or no threat to us -- and according to the Downing Street memo, he damn well knew it, too.

Posted on: May 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I often complain about the excess of irony in our national life, but this week, if you're not begoshed by the irony surplus, you haven't been paying attention.

Posted on: May 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Here in Texas, the Can't-Shake-Your-Booty bill passed the House, saving us all from the scourge of sexy cheerleaders. But nothing else is getting done.

Posted on: May 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The story about Americans abusing the Koran in order to enrage prisoners has been out there for quite some time.

Posted on: May 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I thought it was time we moved past the now unhelpful, "How did we get into this mess?" However, I cannot let this astounding Downing Street memo go unmentioned.

Posted on: May 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In another interesting development from President Bush's news conference, if you make more than $20,000 a year, you are wealthy.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The unholy combination of theocracy and plutocracy that now rules this country is, in fact, enabled by dumb liberals.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's a joke that the right wing claims it is against "judicial activists." What they want are judicial activists who agree with them.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Keeping the furor going over this crank Bolton is the best thing that's happened to the Democrats politically since Tom DeLay.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Tom DeLay, of all people, recently issued a fatwa on the need for good manners, a concept so bizarre there is no appropriate comparison.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As more and more rich people cheat on their taxes, the IRS is increasingly unable to go after them because it is so poorly funded. For all this, we can thank the Republican Party.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Bushies are now making an effort to track terrorist money, but not without ruffling the feathers of Republican donors. What's a poor party to do?

Posted on: Apr 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Some days, it's hard to pick the outrage du jour, but hypocrisy is always an inviting target, and the United Nations oil-for-food scandal provides a two-fer.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In the long history of monumentally bad ideas, the Cheney energy policy is a standout for reasons of both omission and commission. Dumb, dumber and dumbest.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Those who think letting someone who is critically brain dead die is the same as Auschwitz are incapable of making moral distinctions.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Real Texas politicians are neither hypocritical nor sanctimonious. A pol does what he must, but no pol of the Old School, when DeLay served in the Lege, would add self-righteousness to shady dealing.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

John Bolton is known for being arrogant, humorless, self-righteous and confrontational, and he hates the United Nations. In other words, the perfect diplomat.