Another one… :(
I learned today that not only do we have to face Dumbass and his right-wing sociopaths without Molly Ivins, but this past Sunday we lost Father Robert Drinan, once a Congressman from Massachusetts, the first to file articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon (over the expansion of the Viet Nam canflict into Cambodia and not over Watergate). A directive from John Paul II forbidding priests from holding elective office removed him from Congress (he was replaced by Barney Frank–what the Vatican had to say about that is not recorded to my knowledge :)). He spent the intervening years working for civil rights and against the arms race.
He too will be sorely missed. Requiescant in pace, Reverend.