The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020

By Steve Hamelman The Man John Robert Lewis was one of the greatest representatives in congressional history. His achievements were legion, his record of activism peerless. In 1961 he was an original Freedom Rider. In 1963 he was one of the speakers at the March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I […]

HCDP Hails Biden Message of Unity

By Bob Gatty A new day filled with hope has arrived, and we have a new Democratic administration, one that promises competence, honesty, empathy and hope as our nation confronts the twin pandemics of Covid-19 and divisiveness and distrust. Now, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have a historic opportunity to heal […]

Supporting a President Who Incites Insurrection

By V. Susan Hutchinson Republican Horry County Treasurer Angie Jones went to Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally January 6. She stated there were kids, dogs and people in wheelchairs there so “It was family.” Jones’ statements imply it was just a nice day out and she says she went to hear Trump speak on […]

South Carolina Nears Abortion Ban

Editor’s note: The following is a personal account of one woman’s reflections about the proposed Fetal Heartbeat bill now being considered by the SC state legislature. HCDP strongly supports a woman’s right to be the only one to make decisions that impact her life or body. Having access to quality medical care is a key […]

HCDP Applauds Trump Impeachment; Hopes for Nation to Heal

Above Photo: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs article of impeachment against President Trump. By Bob Gatty With the impeachment of President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives that included support from 10 Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Rice (SC-7), HCDP Chair Don Kohn expressed the hope today that the nation can begin to heal […]

Republican Hypocrisy on Steroids

Above Photo: Trump supporters at Reagan International airport calling Senator Lindsey Graham, an ardent supporter of Trump’s lies, a traitor for criticizing Trump’s actions and inciting the riot that resulted in occupation of the Capitol. By V. Susan Hutchinson This week’s assault on democracy by an estimated two thousand Trump supporters was appalling. Even more […]

Comparing Black Lives Matter Protests to the Trump Mob

By V. Susan Hutchinson After the insurrection in Washington D.C. yesterday, the immediate response for millions of people was to compare what happened during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 to the horrendous actions that took place at the United States Capitol building. There are, however, different angles of comparison that are being made. […]

Trump’s Coup: Questions for Rep. Tom Rice

By Bob Gatty How is it that Rep. Tom Rice can somehow forget about the sanctity of the electoral process and the U.S. Constitution that he has sworn to uphold by joining an appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election? What is it, Congressman? Are you so […]

The Horry County Council: Seriously?

By Steve Hamelman Bringing It All Back Home Amid the political furor that besieged the United States in the 2020 election cycle, it’s easy to understand why Horry County voters focused most of their attention on the two biggest contests in South Carolina: Trump/Biden and Graham/Harrison. For months, ads touting these four candidates saturated social […]