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Molly Ivins, who died at the end of January from cancer, broke all the rules of polite commentary while gleefully sticking it to the oppressors of the underdogs.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


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Molly Ivins: GOP Ineptitude and Some Advice for Dems

The columnist warns against dancing a jig on the coffin of the Republican Party.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: It’s Good to Be the Richest of the Rich

Bush is going to spend the next few weeks boasting about his success with the economy—i.e. transferring massive amounts of wealth from the poor and middle class to America’s super-rich.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Don’t Count the Republicans Out

I’m sorry to say it, but even with the Iraq war, Katrina, the disgust over Foleygate and Abramoff, the Democrats could still end up the minority party after Nov. 7.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Iraq Follows Vietnam Model

Of course Iraq is like Vietnam. The only meaningful difference is that we haven’t yet lost 57,000 American lives.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Dear Leaders

The way he deals with North Korea’s paranoid leader, you’d think President Bush never learned not to antagonize the crazy neighborhood bully.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Return of the War Criminal

The fact that Henry Kissinger is ascendant in the Bush administration is easily the most vile revelation to surface in Bob Woodward’s new book.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Ring the Bell for a Texas Democrat

Between an unabashedly clueless Kinky Friedman and Rick “The Coiffure” Perry, the Texas governor’s race is screaming for a dark-horse candidate.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: New News Is Bad News

The Texas columnist sounds off on the National Intelligence Estimate, corruption in the Education Dept. and Bush’s view of the “comma” in Iraq.

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: A Tortured Debate

The Rev. Louis Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition told Sen. John McCain that he can forget about the evangelical Christian vote if he doesn’t support Bush’s torture bill. I’d like to see an evangelical vote on that one.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Bush’s Rose Garden Debacle

During his recent press conference, President Bush continued to use the oldest tactic of a verbal bully: saying the same thing louder, as though that makes it true.

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Cow Whisperers Against the War

Today’s antiwar crowd can take a lesson from the New Age cowboys who steer their steer by persuasion and suggestion, rather than macho eruptions of testosterone.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: The New Activist Judges

Honestly, people, haven’t you figured out what this is all about yet? Money. The conservatives are in a snit about “liberal courts” because of money.

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Osama Hearts Lamont

If you listen to Dick Cheney, Bin Laden & Co. were staying up late to hear the Lamont-Lieberman election returns from Darien, Conn.

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: The Pols Who Cried Wolf

“The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered, there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these over-hyped ‘plots.’ ”

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Media With No Guts, No Grace

The press is under attack by the administration, but does the Washington corps of reporters fight back? No, instead it falls all over itself trying to play courtier to George W. Bush.

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: 24/7 Coverage Doesn’t Cover It

The Middle East crisis is a big story, and the media know what to do with a big story: hammer at it nonstop, drench it in fear, report just a little bit of what’s going on and be sure never to let facts get in the way.

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Run Bill Moyers for President, Seriously

“Think about the potential Democratic candidates. Every single one of them needs spine, needs political courage. What Moyers can do is not only show them what it looks like and indeed what it is, but also how people respond to it.”

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: The Suicide of Capitalism

When the Long Term Capital Management hedge fund went belly up in 1998, it nearly wrecked world markets. So why are we allowing well-connected Republicans to prevent the SEC from staving off the next catastrophe?

Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE

Classic Molly Ivins: Economic Morality Has Been Buried

Molly Ivins is on vacation. In this column from 2001, she argues that in a country where CEOs make 475 times the salary of their employees, most people’s “economic freedom” is limited to a choice between cinnamon- and mint-flavored toothpaste.

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: The Politics of Greed

“Anyone who doesn’t think this is a country where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer needs to check the numbers—this is Bush country, where a rising tide lifts all yachts.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: An Epic Week of Cutting and Running

The top U.S. commander in Iraq proposed an Iraq cut-and-run plan during the very week that Republicans were lambasting Democrats for making the same suggestion. But Karl Rove knows that because Americans’ memories are so short, that won’t matter.

Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Bush’s Hawaiian Education

Bush just designated a stretch of the Hawaiian Islands a national monument after watching a documentary about the ocean there. How nice. So what, exactly, is his excuse for not even watching Al Gore’s movie on a slightly more important environmental issue?

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE

Without DeLay, Has the GOP Lost Its Moral Compass?

Dennis Hastert gets caught in a suspect land deal,  Rep. Jerry Lewis is in deep with a stinko lobbying firm, and the Department of Homeland Security has become a Republican playground. Can’t the GOP, self-proclaimed bastion of morality, small government and fiscal responsibility, get anything right?

Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Eye to Eye in Iraq

The media continues to fizz with excitement at Bush’s “spontaneous” trip to Iraq, and his “eye to eye” with Prime Minister Maliki.  However,  continuously escalating violence reveals his visit to be just another misleading “Mission Accomplished” photo-op moment.

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins Keeps Austin Weird

For all you Molly Ivins fans out there, listen in to this “Prairie Home Companion” segment as she talks about keeping her community of Austin “weird” and delivers a bizarre story involving a snake and amphetamines.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Hope, Hope, Hoping Along in Iraq

Is it possible our continued presence in Iraq will make things better? Sure. Hope away. Because all the evidence points in the opposite direction.

Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: An Outbreak of Diplomacy in the West Wing

Having realized that threatening Iran was getting them nowhere, Bush & Co. now find themselves in the awkward position of broaching diplomatic talks with a member of the “Axis of Evil.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Flag Burning and Other Dubious Epidemics

It’s not enough to just worry…. What’s important is to worry about the right things. And that’s where the Republicans come charging to your aid. With just a bit of GOP education, your anxieties will be perfectly on target.

Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Iran Badge Fabricator Goes to Washington

Amir Taheri wrote the bogus Op-Ed claiming that Iran has a law requiring Jews to wear yellow badges. But on Tuesday, he was invited to the White House along with other “experts” to give Bush their “honest opinions.” With advice like that, our war in Iran will be a slam-dunk.

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: ‘Yes, I Am Actually Calling Them Racist’

“By all means, reform immigration with this deep obeisance to the Republican right-wing nut faction and their open contempt for ‘foreigners.’ But do not pretend for one minute that it is not a craven political bow to racism.”

Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Can Things Get Any Worse?

“Looking at the wreckage of the Bush administration leaves one with the depressed query, ‘Now what?’ ”

Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE

A Capital Full of Shih Tzu Reporters

“The president’s approval ratings are at 31%, and not a single Shih Tzu will yap at him.”

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: The Best Little Whorehouse in Washington

“If you expect me to pass up a scandal involving poker, hookers and the Watergate building with crooked defense contractors and the No. 3 guy at the CIA ... you expect too much.”

Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Race Card Backfires on Republicans

Dec. 16, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of Unintended Republican Consequences.

Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE

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