If you read any commentary pieces in the newspaper or online, you’ve undoubtedly run into the brilliant, witty work of Molly Ivins. She’s a Texan who has held BushCo and other dimwitted political types to the fire for years – often having her readers doubled over in laughter along the way.

As many of Molly’s fans know, she’s been battling cancer for the past few years. And it seems that she is losing her war. She recently was in the hospital receiving treatment, but has since returned to her home to die in the company of those she loves.

Molly has been brave in the face of many challenges over the years, and it looks like she’s finally going to lose one for the team. And the best way to honor her life is to read her columns (her latest column, “Stand Up Against The ‘Surge'”, is a doozy), enjoy and support her media outlet, the Texas Observer, and keep her in your thoughts.

And always, always speak truth to power.