With wit, conscience and courage, Molly Ivins exposed the sham of the Bush administration before and after its scourge began. She died of cancer on Jan 31. I once heard her speak, on television, at a meeting to protest the Patriot Act and the assault on civil liberties post 9-11. She was full of Texas adages, making everyone laugh as only she could, even as she told the cold truth. If we had a few more journalists like her, Iraq would never have been launched.
Here are a few tributes to her. But first, here's her final column, still fighting, as she knew she was at the end of her life. She was 62.
Enough is Enough (Jan 26, 2007)
I remember Molly (John Nichols' Tribute in The Nation)
New York Times Tribute