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Molly Ivins on Roe v. Wade

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The Assault on Freedom

Molly Ivins' appreciation of the Bill of Rights.

People should watch what they say. -White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, October 2001 We were wearing T-shirts, exercising our free-speech rights in the public square. And we were arrested? If you cede this, there’s nothing left.-University of Houston law student … Read More

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10 years difference, and Ann Richards could've been president

Harry Porko first appeared in the lobby of some Wall Street firm—Smith, Merrill, Barney, & Asshole, I believe—where the treasurer of Texas had been left to cool her heels while waiting to sign a multibillion-dollar deal. Harry was the classic … Read More

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Hookergate

Of course I am above sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. So serious a servant of the public interest am I, I can fogey with the best: On my better days, I make David Broder look like Page Six. I … Read More

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Virtues That Ain't Worth Jack

It’s nice to know that the investigative reporter Jack Anderson is still under investigation, although seriously dead. Anderson died last year, and for 19 years before his death he suffered from Parkinson’s disease and had become less active as a … Read More

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WWTD: What Would Tom Do?

In general, I’m against kicking ’em when they’re down … unless really awful people are involved. I figured Tom DeLay is so awful, plenty of people would gang up on him and I could pass. Imagine my surprise when the … Read More

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Wall Street to Newspapers: Drop Dead

I don’t so much mind that newspapers are dying—it’s watching them commit suicide that pisses me off. Let’s use this as a handy exercise in journalism. What is the unexamined assumption here? That the newspaper business is dying. Is it? … Read More

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Been There, Done That, Still Doing It

It was such a relief to me to learn we are making “very, very good progress” in Iraq. As the third anniversary of our invasion approached, I could not have been more thrilled by the news reported by Gen. Peter … Read More

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Dubya's Dubai Deal

So, aside from the fact that it’s politically idiotic and at least theoretically presents a national security risk, just what is wrong with the Dubai Ports deal? As President George W. Bush actually said, “I want those who are questioning … Read More

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The Accidental Vice President

Of course the jokes are flying all over Texas —what’s the fine for shooting a lawyer?—and so forth. Dick-Cheney-shooting-Harry-Whittington is fraught, as they say, with irony. It’s not as though the ground in Texas is littered with liberal Republicans. I … Read More

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