Republicans have courted racists for years. Why are they cringing now?

Last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring from nowhere. In 1968, Richard Nixon employed the controversial “Southern Strategy” to draw whites to his presidential campaign.

Celia Rivenbark

The White House is not a dump? Well, about that ...

President Donald Trump denies telling golfing companions recently the White House is a "dump," but I’m not all that bothered if he did say it. The White House is centuries old and the past few administrations have all battled houseflies, smelly plumbing, leaky ceilings and a 30-year-old HVAC system that one construction expert told the Washington Post, "is actually 81in HVAC years."


Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs – as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.


Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

President Donald Trump’s threat to “let Obamacare implode” took on a whole new meaning this week with a report released by the Congressional Budget Office that found such a strategy could lead to, among other things, bigger federal deficits in future years. Congressional Republicans are desperate for a “win” – and hopeful that tax cuts could provide that victory (along with a much-needed change of topic after a disastrous presidential response to neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville, Va.). Yet the CBO’s projected $194 billion increase in the deficit should President Trump follow through on his promise to discontinue certain subsidies paid to insurance providers could be a deal-breaker on the already difficult path to tax reform.


Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

Walter Wysk is hosting two 16-year-old exchange students. Yu-Kuei "Arthur" Chen , of Taiwan (right) and Wasawat (Pooh) Wongcharatrawee of Thailand.
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Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen 0:59

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen

MMA fighters exchange blows at House of Blues 1:14

MMA fighters exchange blows at House of Blues

Crews battle dentist office fire 0:21

Crews battle dentist office fire