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What if Trump Had Won?

Imagine Donald Trump had won the 2020 election. As repugnant as that prospect is, here’s a synopsis of where we would be in an alternate “Trump-won” universe. Trump 2.0 A second Trump Administration, unfettered by any accountability to the American public, accelerates his abhorrent policies. His hubris, lies and ethical shortcomings continue unabated and without recourse.…

SC’s Draconian Abortion Laws: Fighting Back

Photo: Ashlyn Preaux, Democratic candidate for SC House District 61, is fighting to preserve women’s freedom to control their own bodies as she campaigns for election in November. Abortion laws are now being repealed by state legislatures in “trigger bans” following the overturn of Roe. South Carolina's legislature has enacted the trigger ban, and currently…

Ryan Thompson for State House of Representatives, District 106 Kicks off Campaign

Ryan Thompson, Democratic candidate for State House of Representatives, District 106, kicked off his election campaign by celebrating his birthday, July 6, 2020, at the South Strand Recreation Center, Myrtle Beach. Ryan was born and raised in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and has called Horry County his home for his entire life. He graduated from St.…

Grand Strand Pride Leads Initiative to Designate June Pride Month in Horry County

Editor’s Note: Due to pressure from right wing residents of Horry County stating the resolution should not have been passed under a consent agenda, the Horry County Council rescinded resolution R-51-2022 declaring June as Pride Month at their June 7 meeting. HCDP is appalled at the decision of the Council as they continue in their…

Horry GOP: Raising Money from Gun Similar to the Buffalo Killer’s

Politicians and rightwing media personalities who espouse the "great replacement theory", must be held responsible for the mindset that sent the teenage Buffalo, NY Tops Friendly Market killer on his bloody rampage resulting in the murder of 10 Black people and injury of three others. Moreover, gun rights advocates, led by the National Rifle Association, are…

The Importance of Voting in the South Carolina Democratic Primary

South Carolina has open primaries, which means that anyone can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. However, Democratic voters need to vote for Democratic candidates in both the primary and mid-term elections. Standing solidly behind Democratic candidates shows the GOP that Democrats are ready for the fight to advocate for Democracy. Democratic voters should…

A Proposal for Future Democratic Party Success

Editor’s Note: Dr. Jeremy Holland, a sociology professor at Horry Georgetown Technical College, contends that to achieve long-term success the Democratic Party must become more progressive and aggressively support and embrace the objectives of like-minded organizations, forming, in effect, a grand coalition. He discussed those ideas at the Carolina Forest Democratic Club meeting April 12. During…

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