I miss her comments and insights, hearing her dissect and make fun of the events and revelations of the week. No one could do it like she did. Molly made us feel like we weren’t alone. She made us want to be our better selves and stand up and use our power.

In many of her lectures, she would exhort her audience to believe in their power. She’d say:  “I hear people whine: ‘I can’t do anything. I’m just one person.'”

Then she’d lift her head high and quote from the Declaration of Independence in her Barbara Jordon voice, and remind them, “As a U.S. citizen, you have more political power than most humans who’ve ever lived on this earth.”

Mary Tyler “Molly” Ivins

(August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) was an American newspaper columnist, political commentator, humorist and author.