Senator No, the 86-year-old conservative stalwart from North Carolina, has died, on July 4 of all days. This obituary is reasonably fair. I wish I could say all of them were. Helms was far from a flawless figure, but he is arguably the most consistently consequential legislator associated with the conservative movement. Dave Weigel reviewed William Link’s Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism for us here; I reviewed it here.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?