Politicians have been debating and dancing around universal health care for 25 years.
Editor’s Note: This month, we’re reprinting some of our favorite Molly Ivins columns in celebration of her birth month and the upcoming wide release of Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins, the documentary about her life. This … Read More
With President Trump set to nominate another conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion-rights activists worry about the future of Roe v. Wade. Molly Ivins wrote this piece in the aftermath of the 1973 landmark ruling establishing a woman's right to abortion.
Molly Ivins on Roe v. Wade Molly Ivins wrote this piece in the aftermath of the 1973 landmark ruling establishing a woman’s right to abortion. – February 16, 1973 by Molly Ivins The decision came down the day Lyndon Johnson … Read More
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
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
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
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
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