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The Budget and the Bully

By Steve Hamelman With the national budget nearing the trillion dollar mark and fears of recession rising daily, the government of the United States, these days not much more than an emblem of monumental dysfunction, lurches toward the next election under the “leadership” of President Donald Trump, whose understanding of political economy is as deficient […]

Lifelong Horry County Republican: Done with the GOP

 Pictured (L-R): HCDP’s Bob Gatty interviews former lifelong Republican Bart Collins. By Bob Gatty Bart Collins, a 45-year-old lifelong Myrtle Beach resident and Republican has had enough of President Trump and the Republican Party, which he believes has irresponsibly followed and supported a president that Collins says should be impeached. In fact, Collins is […]

Register Now for the 8th Annual SHORE Fundraising Dinner Set for Sept. 28

The eighth annual SHORE Dinner, one of HCDP’s major fundraising events of the year, will be held Saturday, September 28, 6-10 p.m., at the Bay Watch Resort and Conference Center, overlooking the ocean, in North Myrtle Beach. The theme is Take a Stand for Democracy. “This year’s SHORE Dinner, which celebrates and honors all those […]

HCDP, Young Dems Condemn White Power Vigil Taunts

CONWAY, SC, August 8, 2019 — The Young Democrats of Horry County (YDHC) and the Horry County Democratic Party (HCDP) today condemned the action of individuals who reportedly hurled racist taunts at demonstrators at a vigil Tuesday evening who were remembering the victims of the weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. […]

Give Him Enough Rope

By Steve Hamelman Soon after news reports of two mass shootings in the cities of El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, on Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, a political firestorm erupted over President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would visit each stricken city today, Wednesday August 7. Thirty-one people died in the two […]

Corey Booker: Respond to Hatred with Love

By Bob Gatty Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker visited the Bucksport Senior Center near Conway, SC Tuesday, Aug. 6 with a message of love and hope, contending that much more is at stake in the 2020 election than simply defeating Donald Trump. Booker’s visit came just days after the mass shootings in El Paso, […]

The Shootings: Time to Take a Stand

By Don Kohn On Saturday, at least 20 people lost their lives when a young gunman wielding an assault rifle opened fire in an El Paso, TX Walmart as shoppers jammed the store to take advantage of a No Sales Tax Day, just like we had here in South Carolina. In his online screed, the […]

Take a Stand Against Addiction

By Stacie Pearman “What else can I do? Oh my God, it’s going to be too late for me, I’m going to get sent right back to where I’ve used for 10 years.” These are the words of Susan, a 32- year-old, single mother who has struggled with addiction to heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine, […]

What’s Next Now That Mueller Has Testified?

By V. Susan Hutchinson Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary and the Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence on July 24. Depending on who is doing the reporting it expanded on key information in his report or did nothing except make him and the Democrats look bad. With the exception of saying Donald […]