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HCDP Launches ‘Engage Horry’ Community Outreach with Loris Event

By Bob Gatty The Horry County Democratic Party (HCDP) held its first community outreach event as part of its new Engage Horry initiative Saturday, June 26 at the Capture Child Development Center in Loris. Among those attending were former congressman, Joe Cunningham and SC Sen. Mia McLeod, both Democratic Party 2022 candidates for governor, Trav Robertson,…

Gerrymandering: The Easy (and Legal) Way to Rig Elections

By Steve Hamelman Gerrymandering: a seemingly benign, some would say goofy-sounding, noun that belies the harmful voter suppression it represents. Dating back to a scheme concocted in the Massachusetts legislature in the 1810s, gerrymandering is, in the words of Coastal Carolina University politics professor Drew Kurlowski, the “crafting of legislative boundaries for political advantage.” In other words,…

Celebrating Juneteenth: A Unifying Event

These school children sang and danced to celebrate Juneteenth in Myrtle Beach. Photo by Mark Gaier. For more photos by Mark at the event, please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/140923467@N04/albums/72157719440641019   HCDP Chair Alester Linton-Pryor attended the Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 19, sponsored by Neighborhood Service of Myrtle Beach, saying it was a “unifying event,” commemorating the freedom of…

GOP Transgender Ignorance on Full Display

By V. Susan Hutchinson This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Surprisingly three GOP representatives voted to pass the legislation; however, the rest continued to show their disdain for the rights of the LGBTQ community, especially those who are transgender. Some of…

President Biden Follows Through on His Commitment to Healthcare For All

By John Bitzegaio and V. Susan Hutchinson On January 28, 2021, President Joe Biden took two actions related to healthcare. By signing the Executive Order on Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act as well as issuing a Memorandum on Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad, Biden is already following through with his commitment…

President Biden’s “Buy American Act”: An Economic Reboot

By Leslie Kerr Within the first three weeks of his administration, President Joe Biden has signed 25 executive orders, including the “Buy American Act,” which was a key point in Biden’s campaign for the presidency as he promised to bolster American manufacturing. Revitalizing the manufacturing sector, which accounts for approximately 12 percent of the American economy,…

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