The nation's mostly widely syndicated progressive columnist and a great
friend of /The Nation/, *Molly Ivins* died today at age 62 after a long
battle with what she referred to as a "scorching case of cancer." John
Nichols' tribute to the warmest-hearted populist ever to pick up a pen
of appreciations we plan to publish. As he writes, "If anyone picked a
fight with the powerful, she was there, writing with passion, humor and
unbridled joy." She'll be dearly missed.
Peter Rothberg, /The Nation/