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In its bigotry, North Carolina makes Jesse Helms proud—againnew

We're having a bigot's revival and a bully's carnival in North Carolina, and the infection may be spreading.
INDY Week  |  Hal Crowther  |  06-04-2012  |  Commentary

Jesse Helms Reconsiderednew

Jesse Helms' career, I see now, was simply an exercise in nostalgia, a pining for the good old days and a worldview rooted in the gallantry of the Old South. Jesse, I fear, was probably one of the last remnants of the wonderful way of life he fought to the last to preserve.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  08-21-2008  |  Commentary

Election '08: The McHelms Campaignnew

If you thought a "McBush" presidency was frightening, look at the connections between John McCain and Jesse Helms. A McHelms administration? Get thee to the passport office.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  07-17-2008  |  Commentary

Jesse Helms, the Gracious Bigotnew

Helms, the Prince of Darkness, has left the building.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  07-16-2008  |  Commentary

History Will Not Absolve Jesse Helmsnew

Those who fought for progressive causes during the 40 years or so of Helms' public life have their own recollections of him. While some nod their heads in respect for his passing, they also mourn the impact of his political influence on the state, the nation and the world. We offer their voices, here, as a counterpoint and a remembrance.
INDY Week  |  Fiona Morgan  |  07-10-2008  |  Politics


In his new autobiography, Jesse Helms sees himself as a humanitarian -- not a racist supporter of brutal right-wing regimes who turned obstructionism into a foreign policy.
INDY Week  |  Barry Yeoman  |  09-12-2005  |  Nonfiction

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