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Elizabeth Dole wants to name AIDS Relief Bill for Jesse Helms

Call it compassionate conservatism if you will, but North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole wants to name the current AIDS Relief Bill in Congress after recently deceased former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, a man who had no appreciation for the impact on this disease on the Gay community.  And no sympathy either. On the issue of…

Jesse Helms is Dead

Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms has died.  He was 86.    Helms was one of the driving forces to the hard right conservative tilt of the Republican Party during the 1980s and 1990s.  I don’t miss him in the Senate, but prayers for his family.