Molly Ivins

Molly IvinsMolly Ivins was a journalist and columnist. She was famous for her mocking style and grilling of politicians. She imbibed roles of author, political commentator and humorist as well in her life. She studied in Smith College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She started her journey in the field of journalism with the Minneapolis Tribune as the first female police reporter for the paper. She worked with Texas Observer and then shifted to The New York Times. As a columnist she worked for the Dallas Times Herald and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She was suffering with stage III inflammatory breast cancer which got diagnosed in 1999. She had won many awards for her extraordinary work. She is known for writing numerous columns about politics, Texas and other unusual happenings.
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Full Name: Mary Tyler Ivins
Nationality: American
Occupation: Journalist
Birth Date: August 30, 1944
Birth Place: Monterey, California
Died: January 31, 2007 (aged 62), Austin, Texas
Cause of death: Inflammatory breast cancer
Awards: William Allen White Award from the University of Kansas (2001), Smith Medal from Smith College (2001), Pringle Prize for Washington Journalism from Columbia University (2003), David Brower Award for journalism from the Sierra Club (2004) and many more

If you really wanted to settle down the Middle East, if what you wanted was change in the Middle East, it is perfectly obvious that the first step is resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Many a time freedom has been rolled back - and always for the same sorry reason: fear.

I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.

Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.

And the funny thing is, I've always been an optimist - it's practically a congenital disorder with me.

I think provincialism is an endemic characteristic with mankind, I think everybody everywhere is provincial, but it is particularly striking with Texans, and we tend to be very Texcentric.

The thing is this: You got to have fun while you're fightin' for freedom, 'cause you don't always win.

You look at the large problems that we face - that would be overpopulation, water shortages, global warming and AIDS, I suppose - all of that needs international cooperation to be solved.


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