Contributors and important voices

Remembering Susan Sontag and the work of Donella Meadows and Molly Ivins


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Joan Baxter
Elayne Clift
Grace Lee Boggs
Arundhati Roy
Gila Svirsky
In Memory of Monica Sjoo, Starhawk (her website)

Molly Ivins: 1944-2007

"Molly Ivins, syndicated columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, good ol' Texas girl, witty political pundit, former co-editor of the Texas Observer, three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of the bestselling 'Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?' and with Lou Dubose, 'Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush,' has a new book out. 'Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America' ...
--- Molly Ivins, Hellraiser By Aria Seligmann, Eugene Weekly. October 2003.

Wikipedia Obituaries: Famous Texans, AlterNet


Molly Ivins writes on the next two years with Bush: Can Things Get Any Worse?
May 21, 2006

Enough of the D.C. Dems
Progressive Magazine, March 2006


An Ill Wind That Can Blow Texas Some Good
By Molly Ivins, 19 September 2005

" Thanks to some well-connected cronies, Texas is standing right in the path of some beneficial fallout from Hurricane Katrina..."

Energy Insanity
Molly Ivins, AlterNet. Posted March 29, 2005.

"In the long history of monumentally bad ideas, the Cheney energy policy is a standout for reasons of both omission and commission. Dumb, dumber and dumbest..."

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Alternate reality
Molly Ivins, January 21, 2005 Austin, Texas

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helpfully explained it all for us. The problem is that we are living in an alternative reality. What we think we know is not true. We have always had enough troops in Iraq. There are 120,000 trained Iraqi soldiers ready to take over. The president has condemned torture, so what else is there to say? Why torture happened, whose fault it is and why it is still happening at Guantanamo is not a problem because the president has condemned it. Secretary Rice also condemns it, so why raise questions about the fact that she wrote a letter to get an anti-torture clause in the intelligence appropriation bill taken out?
What, do you want to insult her integrity?" ...



The day the Constitution died
Molly Ivins - Creators Syndicate
06.10.04 - AUSTIN, Texas

"When, in future, you find yourself wondering, "Whatever happened to the Constitution?" you will want to go back and look at June 8, 2004. That was the day the attorney general of the United States -- a.k.a. "the nation's top law enforcement officer" -- refused to provide the Senate Judiciary Committee with his department's memos concerning torture...

It has been apparent for some time that the abuses at Abu Ghraib were not isolated instances -- torture from Afghanistan to Gitmo to Iraq has so far resulted in 25 deaths now under investigation. As the late Jacabo Timmermann, the Argentine journalist who was tortured during "the dirty war," said, "When you are being tortured, it doesn't really matter to you if your torturers are authoritarian or totalitarian." I doubt it helps any if they're supposed to be bringing democracy, either. And as Ashcroft said, it isn't productive..."