Helms Death Inspires Solemn Reflection, Grave Dancing


It is widely agreed that Jesse Helms is now dead. Beyond that, a survey of many post-mortems written over the holiday weekend indicates subtle divisions as to whether the former Republican senator’s death at age 86 marks the passing of an American hero, or is in fact one of the greatest things to happen in a long, long time. A quick look at some areas of polite disagreement regarding the life and times of Jesse Helms:

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