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Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins (1944 – 2007) was an American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist. She wrote monthly for The Progressive. 

"I don’t know about you, but I have had it with the D.C. Democrats, had it with the DLC Democrats, had it with every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch up there, and that includes Hillary Rod... more

May 16, 2006 1:11 PM Magazine 3 Comments

The pure joy of the whole Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair is in watching the massive Republican spin-control machine in operation. Here’s Rove, who has famously gone after his political enemies over the years on behalf of any candidate he ha... more

Sep 1, 2005 1:38 PM Magazine

When News Isn’t NewsFrom the August 2005 Issue I hope this is not too Inside Baseball for you, but I am truly hacked with what the bloggers call the MSM, or “mainstream media.” The New York Times and The Washington Post have both gone way ... more

Jul 18, 2005 5:30 PM Dispatches

Let us celebrate spring with a roundup of the President's verbal gaffes, boners, grammatical errors, and immortal contributions to logic. more

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM Magazine

Time to settle down and drive hard for the finish, progressives. Or as they say at Harvard, fight fiercely. We are into the phase of the campaign when it's just straight-up, old-fashioned get out the vote. Ground war is what the pros call i... more

Nov 1, 2004 12:00 AM Magazine

The Progressive's ninety-fifth anniversary--what a lovely reason to celebrate. more

May 1, 2004 12:00 AM Magazine

Gosh, it was good to hear from President Bush's alternative universe in the State of the Union address. more

Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM Magazine

I was puzzled in 2000 when so few in the press seemed interested in George W. Bush's record, and now I find there's mass amnesia on the subject again this year. more

Feb 1, 2004 12:00 AM Magazine

Still no weapons of mass destruction, and every neocon in America is creating elaborate rationales for why it makes no difference whatever if we were lied to about this war. Meanwhile, in a truly creative demonstration of their problem-solv... more

Aug 1, 2003 12:00 AM Magazine

So much competition for the hotly contested title "What Were They Thinking?" this month that, as the kids say, "Shut up!" The number of bonehead plays was so astronomical, one is inclined to wonder if there's anyone left around here with a ... more

Jun 1, 2003 12:00 AM Magazine

In the course of turning the Homeland Security bill from a thirty-five-page rearrange-the-bureaucracy plan into a 484-page "mon-stros-ity," as Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia kept calling it, the R's went one special interest too far. more

Feb 1, 2003 12:00 AM Magazine

What a campaign! Jesse Ventura took offense at someone else's manners? Mr. Etiquette, the Sensitive Male. Poor Charlton Heston, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, no shame to him, was trotted around the country and held up by both arms whil... more

Dec 1, 2002 12:00 AM Magazine

A win for our side! The White House ix-nayed the proposed "Office of Strategic Influence" in the Pentagon. That was the lovely notion of having an office of pro-American propaganda, which would spread stories both true and untrue. After all... more

Apr 1, 2002 12:00 AM Magazine

Admit it, you're wallowing in Enron. Aside from the fact that it wrecked a bunch of people's lives, it is a beautiful scandal. more

Mar 1, 2002 12:00 AM Magazine

I was in Paris for all of September. After the 11th, at the American Church on the Left Bank and the American Cathedral on the Right, the steps were covered with the most beautiful flowers and the most touching messages. They ranged from "G... more

Nov 1, 2001 12:00 AM Magazine

Small Favors | Molly Ivins A Peppy Foreign Policy What do you mean, you don't like George W. Bush's foreign policy? He's met twice now with Puddin' of Russia; he went to the G-8 deal and only one guy got killed; he met with the Popester, a... more

Sep 1, 2001 12:00 AM Magazine

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