Category Archives: Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms (October 18, 1921-July 4, 2008)

The AP has reported that Senator Jesse Helms has died. It’s ironic that he passed away on July 4, for he was definitely a patriot. I have written about him a little more extensively in my post, Righteous Warrior, by … Continue reading

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Obama on Reagan’s Foreign Policy, WMDs, and Democracy

I just finished Obama’s chapter on foreign policy in Audacity of Hope (“The World Beyond Our Borders”). There are many things that I can say about several of Obama’s points. But, today, I want to focus on four of his … Continue reading

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Billy James Hargis on Segregation

I had a slightly hard time sleeping this morning, so I read a few chapters of Billy James Hargis‘ 1960 book, Communist America…Must It Be? Hargis was a right-wing evangelist whose popularity was at its heyday during the 1960’s. One … Continue reading

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Righteous Warrior, by William A. Link

I recently finished William Link’s Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008). I’ll be taking it back to the library tomorrow, so I want to write about it while I still … Continue reading

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What’s Going On?

Every now and then, I will write a post about what is going on in my life. I’ll entitle it “What’s Going On?” If I can’t use the same title for more than one post, I’ll have “What’s Going On?” … Continue reading

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Joe Biden

Our featured Presidential candidate for today is Democratic Senator Joe Biden. I first heard of Joe Biden in 1989, when I was thumbing through the World Almanac. There was a section that narrated the events of the 1988 Presidential election, … Continue reading

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