The lessons of Sen. John McCain

Totally in keeping with his character, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., declared, one day after it was disclosed he is suffering from a serious form of brain cancer, that "unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!" The senator also issued a toughly worded criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to end support for the Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Bashar Assad. Mr. McCain is not going quietly into the night.

Other Opinions

Respectability politics won’t save us

Philando Castile was a veteran of police stops, if there is such a thing. By the time he encountered his final, fatal one in July 2016, the Minnesota school cafeteria worker had been pulled over more than 49 times in 13 years. So when he calmly volunteered to officer Jeronimo Yanez that July 6 that he was carrying his legally licensed firearm, he likely thought he was doing his best to ensure the situation didn’t escalate. His girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car, for one thing. In the video recorded from Yanez’s patrol vehicle, Castile can be heard saying, “Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me.” He never reached for it, but it didn’t matter. It rarely does.


Boulevard barricades a Band-Aid, not long-term solution

On a recent Saturday evening, there clearly was no lack of police presence along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Within a block, uniformed officers patrolled on bicycles, on foot and on motorcycles. A visitor somehow unaware of the mayhem a month ago surely would wonder why so many police officers.

Other Opinions

Liberal America has a political violence problem

Hamburg, Germany, July. As world leaders gathered for the G20 summit, far-left “anti-fascist” (Antifa) rioters set fire to cars and property, terrorized residents and injured more than 200 police officers attempting to keep the peace. Did you miss it? CNN’s initial reports referred to the “protesters” as “eclectic” and “peaceful.”

Celia Rivenbark

‘Because I won,' not a good answer

It was hard not to notice the coincidental comments when two powerful politicians said essentially the same thing. President Trump, feeding some tasty raw meat to a loving crowd, reminded them – when it comes to his critics – “I’m President and they’re not.”

Letters to the Editor

Project hampers enjoyment of oceanfront in Surfside Beach

I am writing in regards to your brief article on the beach renourishment project in Surfside Beach. Is your reporter working with the chamber of commerce? Have them get in their car and drive a mile down the road to Calhoun Dr. in Garden City Beach. Here, three-quarters of the parking lot is now a storage lot for equipment, and hundreds of yards of beach are fenced off and lined with equipment. Bring your camera - but you will need a wide-angle lens to shoot a beach shot like the one you took in Surfside.


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.
Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students 1:26

Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen 0:59

Rena Grant is the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Queen

Grand Strand weather forecast for July 26 1:37

Grand Strand weather forecast for July 26

Watch as baby sea turtles race to water after hatching at Isle of Palms 4:34

Watch as baby sea turtles race to water after hatching at Isle of Palms