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Jesse Helms Death

Rachel Weiner

Elizabeth Dole Tries To Name AIDS Bill After Jesse Helms | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Senator Dole introduced an amendment to name an HIV/AIDS relief bill after the recently deceased Jesse Helms. Helms, of course, was a strid...

Jesse Helms' Shameful Legacy Can't Be Whitewashed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

No amount of whitewashing Helms' legacy can erase the stain of his reliance on hate-filled, divisive politics, or the hurt he caused so many people in the process.

How Jesse Helms Ruled North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Helms poisoned the ideological well of politics, calling MLK, Jr. a communist and the 1964 Civil Rights Act "the single most dangerous piece of legislation ever introduced in the Congress."

Identity Crisis

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

Jesse Helms' legacy is one of strong opposition to women's reproductive freedom, gay rights, foreign aid for diplomacy, and public funding for the arts -- priorities that run strong in today's GOP.