Wednesday, January 31, 2007

more sad news.

i am dismayed to read that molly ivins died today, at age 62, from an ongoing battle with breast cancer.

the country, and the world for that matter, has lost a great voice for liberalism, for democracy, and for all the people whose own voices weren't being heard (or, maybe more precisely, weren't being listened to). a truly admirable woman, and the realm of the written word is far worse without her around.

for more on molly and the incredible reach and influence of her writing, check out the texas observer's tribute to molly (the server is totally overloaded by traffic at the moment, but i imagine they'll have it up there for a good while).

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