The Truth About Trump’s Economy

By Rick Patelunas President Trump brags that he and his Republican enablers have created the biggest economy the world has ever seen. Trump takes credit for the longest recovery on record and the lowest unemployment levels in decades. And there’s the record stock market that Trump points to as an example of his economic success. […]

Fundraising Pandemic Style

Every year HCDP has two major fundraising events so we can keep the lights on in the office, organize voter registration drives, pay for advertising that will help Democratic candidates in county and state elections as well as community outreach and other events. This year our very popular Golf Outing and SHORE Dinner fundraisers had […]

Widespread Violence as a Political Tool – The Trump Re-Election Strategy

By V. Susan Hutchinson People have been coming together to peacefully protest the use of excessive force by police departments against African Americans since the death of George Floyd in May. In Portland, OR, protests have been ongoing for more than 50 days by groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM). However, unidentified groups have […]

Tributes to Lost Civil Rights Icons

On Friday, July 17, the world lost two giants who were change agents of the civil rights movement, Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian and Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat who was revered as “the conscience” of Congress. Rev. Vivian passed away at his Atlanta home of natural causes at the age of 95, while […]

To Mask or Not to Mask? It Shouldn’t Be a Question

By V. Susan Hutchinson Donald Trump decided to make wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus a political issue. You are a liberal, left wing socialist if you wear one and a true Trump supporter if you don’t; however, they will be available to you at his rallies and […]

Trump’s Attacks on Healthcare During a Pandemic

By Alex Mendiola Over the last few months, Americans continue to face grave dangers from violent protests, crippling economic strife, and the worst global public health crisis in living memory. Arguments over the causes and/or the validity of these plights flood the 24-hour hour news cycle and social media channels become a deluge on our […]

Legislative and Issue Update – June 2020

By David Higham HORRY COUNTY GOVERNMENT / LOCAL ISSUES Local Cases and Deaths: On June 23 Horry County saw its highest single-day increase in positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began with 133. (WMBF News 6/23/2020) As of June 25 COVID-19 cases in Horry County total 2,495, including 42 deaths. (Myrtle Beach Online 6/25/2020) Hotel […]

Taking Down the Monuments to Racism

By Andrew Pauly Amidst the push for societal reform sparked by the murder of George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, and countless other victims of police brutality and systemic racism, protesters as well as local governments have called for the removal of various monuments. Many of these monuments depict Confederate leaders and advocates of Jim Crow laws, […]

The Dreamers’ Decision: What it Means

By Bob Gatty The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 18, rejected the Trump administrations effort to scuttle the Obama administration program designed to protect from deportation the children of illegal immigrants who were brought to America when they were kids. In its ruling, welcomed by nearly 650,000 young immigrants across the nation, the court said […]