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Jesse Helms Legacy

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.

Conservative Icon Former Senator Jesse Helms Dead At 86

AP | WHITNEY WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Sen. Jesse Helms, an unyielding champion of the conservative movement who spent three combative and sometimes caustic dec...