RIP Molly Ivins

February 1, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More

Molly Ivins has passed away. We’ve lost one of the sharpest voices in political journalism, an erudite and empassioned observer. The CNN report is here.

I’ve followed Molly’s words on and off for the better part of two decades and I have found her cool judgment and sound reasoning cause for optimism when, in the heat of partisan ignorance, both sides, left and right, ramp their rhetoric up to earbleeding screed level. As an example, here is her last column.

In memory of a sane voice and a champion of rationality, take a few minutes and try to reset your potentiometers to a level where reason has a chance to make a difference.


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Mark is a writer and musician living in the St. Louis area. He hit puberty at the peak of the Sixties and came of age just as it was all coming to a close with the end of the Vietnam War. He was annoyed when bellbottoms went out of style, but he got over it.

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  1. Lee says:

    Referring to the President of the United States as "Shrub" was the high point of reasoned discourse, cool intellect, and erudition.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Pharyngula has written a post on Ivins titled: "Texas, you've lost the better part of your state." Click here.

  3. Timothy Hogan says:

    The first time I read Molly Ivins, I fell in love! Now, I'll never get her to marry me, I'll miss ya' darlin'!

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