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RIP Jesse Helms

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in North Carolina, R.I.P.

Earlier today, former Republican senator from North Carolina, Jesse Helms died at the age of 86. Helms, often a controversial figure, was one of the Republicans who led the expansion of the GOP base to included blue collar workers and especially evangelicals and other social conservatives. A staunch opponent of abortion and communism and a […]

July 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

R.I.P. George Carlin

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in R.I.P.

Of all the great comics of the late 20th century, I found George Carlin to be one of the most hilarious. Even when he was being banal and mean-spirited, he could make me laugh. So I’m saddened to hear of his death yesterday at the age of 71. His routine “Seven Words You Can Never […]

June 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

NBC Remembers Tim Russert

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Media, R.I.P., Video

A fitting tribute. It almost doesn’t seem real. Tweet

June 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Tim Russert Has Passed

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Media, R.I.P.

He was 58. The apparent cause of death was heart attack. Some of his life and times… Russert, of Buffalo, N.Y., took the helm of the Sunday news show in December 1991 and turned it into the most widely watched program of its type in the nation. His signature trait there was an unrelenting style […]

June 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Remembering Bo

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in History, Music, R.I.P.

We interrupt the political commentary to bring you this quick but needed tribute to one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians: Bo Diddley, who died yesterday at the age of 79. I know of no better way to remember him than through his music. So, here’s a little bit. Tweet

June 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Charlton Heston, Rest In Peace

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Film, History, R.I.P.

The family put out a press release… “To his loving friends, colleagues and fans, we appreciate your heartfelt prayers and support. Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played. Indeed, he committed […]

April 5th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »