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Robert Byrd, 1917-2010

June 28, 2010

Senator Robert Byrd (Democrat, West Virginia) died today at the age of 92.  He was the longest-serving Senator in the history of our republic, having started his career in the House of Representatives in 1952, followed by his election to the Senate in 1958.  He’d been there ever since.  President Obama said today that Byrd [...]

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Jesse Helms Remembered

July 7, 2008

It was very difficult writing any post that would push down Catherine Bell from front-and-center, but Marc Thiessen writes an informative piece today putting the late Conservative icon, North Carolinian Senator Jesse Helms (1921-2008), into a meaningful and positive historical context.  He was a Conservative before it was popular even amongst Republicans, and was sometimes the only [...]

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