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Bill of Wrongs - The Executive Branch's Assault on America's Fundamental Rights-logo

Bill of Wrongs - The Executive Branch's Assault on America's Fundamental Rights

Molly Ivins

Throughout her long career of "afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted," the cause closest to Molly Ivins's heart was working to protect the freedoms we all value. Sadly, today we're living in a time when dissent is equated with giving aid to terrorists, when any of us can be held in prison without even knowing the charges against us, and when our constitutional rights are being interpreted by a president who calls himself "The Decider." Ivins got the idea for Bill of Wrongs while touring America to honor her promise to speak out, gratis, at least once a month in defense of free speech. In her travels Ivins met ordinary people going to extraordinary measures to safeguard our most precious liberties, and when she first started writing this book, she intended it to be a joyous celebration of those heroes. But during the Bush years, the project's focus changed. Ivins became concerned about threats to our cherished freedoms-among them the Patriot Act and the weakening of habeas corpus-and she observed with anger how dissent in the defense of liberties was being characterized as treason by the Bush administration and its enablers. From illegal wiretaps, the unlawful imprisonment of American citizens, and the undermining of freedom of the press to the creeping influence of religious extremism on our national agenda and the erosion of the checks and balances that prevent a president from seizing unitary powers, Ivins and her longtime collaborator, Lou Dubose, co-author of Shrub and Bushwacked, describe the attack on America's vital constitutional guarantees. With devastating humor and keen eyes for deceit and hypocrisy, they show how severe these incursions have become, and they ask us all to take an active role in protecting the Bill of Rights. In life and on the printed page, Molly Ivins was too cool to offer a posthumous valedictory (or even to take a victory lap for her many triumphs over inane, vainglorious, and addlepated politicos). But in Bill of Wrongs, her final and perhaps greatest book, th

Throughout her long career of "afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted," the cause closest to Molly Ivins's heart was working to protect the freedoms we all value. Sadly, today we're living in a time when dissent is equated with giving aid to terrorists, when any of us can be held in prison without even knowing the charges against us, and when our constitutional rights are being interpreted by a president who calls himself "The Decider." Ivins got the idea for Bill of Wrongs while touring America to honor her promise to speak out, gratis, at least once a month in defense of free speech. In her travels Ivins met ordinary people going to extraordinary measures to safeguard our most precious liberties, and when she first started writing this book, she intended it to be a joyous celebration of those heroes. But during the Bush years, the project's focus changed. Ivins became concerned about threats to our cherished freedoms-among them the Patriot Act and the weakening of habeas corpus-and she observed with anger how dissent in the defense of liberties was being characterized as treason by the Bush administration and its enablers. From illegal wiretaps, the unlawful imprisonment of American citizens, and the undermining of freedom of the press to the creeping influence of religious extremism on our national agenda and the erosion of the checks and balances that prevent a president from seizing unitary powers, Ivins and her longtime collaborator, Lou Dubose, co-author of Shrub and Bushwacked, describe the attack on America's vital constitutional guarantees. With devastating humor and keen eyes for deceit and hypocrisy, they show how severe these incursions have become, and they ask us all to take an active role in protecting the Bill of Rights. In life and on the printed page, Molly Ivins was too cool to offer a posthumous valedictory (or even to take a victory lap for her many triumphs over inane, vainglorious, and addlepated politicos). But in Bill of Wrongs, her final and perhaps greatest book, th
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Throughout her long career of "afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted," the cause closest to Molly Ivins's heart was working to protect the freedoms we all value. Sadly, today we're living in a time when dissent is equated with giving aid to terrorists, when any of us can be held in prison without even knowing the charges against us, and when our constitutional rights are being interpreted by a president who calls himself "The Decider." Ivins got the idea for Bill of Wrongs while touring America to honor her promise to speak out, gratis, at least once a month in defense of free speech. In her travels Ivins met ordinary people going to extraordinary measures to safeguard our most precious liberties, and when she first started writing this book, she intended it to be a joyous celebration of those heroes. But during the Bush years, the project's focus changed. Ivins became concerned about threats to our cherished freedoms-among them the Patriot Act and the weakening of habeas corpus-and she observed with anger how dissent in the defense of liberties was being characterized as treason by the Bush administration and its enablers. From illegal wiretaps, the unlawful imprisonment of American citizens, and the undermining of freedom of the press to the creeping influence of religious extremism on our national agenda and the erosion of the checks and balances that prevent a president from seizing unitary powers, Ivins and her longtime collaborator, Lou Dubose, co-author of Shrub and Bushwacked, describe the attack on America's vital constitutional guarantees. With devastating humor and keen eyes for deceit and hypocrisy, they show how severe these incursions have become, and they ask us all to take an active role in protecting the Bill of Rights. In life and on the printed page, Molly Ivins was too cool to offer a posthumous valedictory (or even to take a victory lap for her many triumphs over inane, vainglorious, and addlepated politicos). But in Bill of Wrongs, her final and perhaps greatest book, th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lou Dubose, Liz Smith

Length:

7h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:46


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:57