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: Mar 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In the magical upside-down world of right-wing blogs, it is now an accepted article of faith that Sen. Robert Byrd compared George W. Bush to Hitler last week.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If you think health insurance can keep you out of financial trouble if you get sick -- surprise! Three-fourths of those who filed for bankruptcy because of medical costs had health insurance.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Yes, our old friends from the Swift Boat Veterans for "Truth" are back again. These same friendly folk are now attacking the AARP, a group largely known for advocating afternoon naps for the elderly.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In Texas, among the nasty horrors awaiting us is H.B. 1212, mandating parental consent for the performance of an abortion.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I bring your attention to two tax cuts that should be repealed right now for the sound reason that they are perfectly nuts.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What's really sad about the budget is that all this damage is being done to real, living children – to save what is, in Washington terms, pennies.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There is no "flood of frivolous lawsuits" – in fact, tort claims are declining and only 2 percent of injured people ever sue for compensation to begin with.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If you aren't smart enough to figure out what's wrong with President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security, then you won't be able to run one of the accounts-formerly-known-as-private, either.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The dissonance between the noble ideals expressed and the nasty actions carried out is too raw for me.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

When there's a ray of light breaking through in a dark sky, I'd much rather concentrate on the ray than the black clouds. But mitigating my optimism is the fact that I've been around for a long time.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Republicans in Congress, the president, the administration and all its media supporters, now insist on referring to the partial privatization plan as "setting up personal accounts." This is the new political correctness.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A substantial nit to pick with President Bush's second Inaugural Address and some questions about his theme.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Jonathan L. Snare has been named to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). No, he's not an expert in health or safety, but he used to be the lobbyist for Metabolife.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I have always aspired to wit and rarely achieve it – I'm one of those people who always thinks of the right thing to say 20 minutes after the opportunity has passed. Well, sometimes, hours after, days even.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

One good reason not to believe Social Security is heading for an iceberg: the Bush administration's record on veracity. The last time the Bushies whipped up a great crisis was over the WMDs in Iraq.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

From the Iraqi elections to Social Security, the Bush administration fudges, distorts and plays a phony statistics game.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

While health care and global warming are serious problems, Social Security isn't. We are, however, about to be swamped by an election-style campaign to convince us it is.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Save your indignation, we've got a lot of 2005 left.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Holiday cheers to everyone from the Americans in Iraq, the Iraqis, and the people who had to eat bugs on reality shows this year.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Since the season should require us to do at least some thinking about the killing being done in our name, let's do a reality check.