Editorials

Editorials

Budget cuts include U.S. heart

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s 2018 proposed budget was unveiled. The president was out of town. Perhaps not a bad idea. This will be a very hard sell. To Congress. To the American people.

Editorials

Responsible Republicans should stop defending Trump

President Donald Trump’s administration has careened from chaos to free fall after disclosures the president provided classified intelligence to Russia and reportedly asked then-FBI director Jim Comey to shut down the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. These reckless acts further undermine national security and Trump’s credibility. The Justice Department’s appointment late Wednesday of a special counsel in the case is a positive development. But Vice President Mike Pence and Republican congressional leaders should stop looking the other way.

Editorials

Republicans’ role in the Trump-Russia investigation

In recent years, Americans have gotten used to seeing partisans in Washington stick with their allies through thick and thin. Barack Obama got no Republican support for the Affordable Care Act. The GOP replacement bill passed the House recently with all 193 Democrats voting no. Truly bipartisan efforts on major issues are vanishingly rare.

Editorials

Try teenage offenders in our juvenile courts

A lot of North Carolinians, including many who serve in the General Assembly, like to point at benighted practices in other Southern states as evidence that ours is a more enlightened place. States like Mississippi or Arkansas are sometimes the target of Tar Heel ridicule.

Editorials

Trump’s first 100 days mostly have been a big yawn

In Gettysburg, Pa., in October, candidate Donald Trump promised his first 100 days in office would produce “the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime.” That hasn’t happened. Instead, Americans have learned during Trump’s first 100 days that he often gets in trouble when he speaks.

Editorials

No American should be comfortable with our asset forfeiture laws

For all the talk of deep partisan divides on the Supreme Court, justices found ground for unity last week on the controversial topic of asset forfeiture. Seven of the eight participating justices rejected a Colorado requirement that people must prove their innocence before they can recover assets seized in criminal cases where the defendants were found not guilty.

Videos

Sights and sounds from Ocean Boulevard on Day 1 of Bikefest

BikeFest 2017 kicked off on Friday in Myrtle Beach and several bikes and custom cars rolled in. The festivities started around noon on Ocean Boulevard and continued into the night.
Josh Bell jbell@thesunnews.com
Sights and sounds from Ocean Boulevard on Day 1 of Bikefest 1:20

Sights and sounds from Ocean Boulevard on Day 1 of Bikefest

CCU coach Gilmore discusses loss & future (Video) 2:12

CCU coach Gilmore discusses loss & future (Video)

Officials briefly open traffic loop for backed-up traffic 0:21

Officials briefly open traffic loop for backed-up traffic

Officials set barricades for traffic loop at 3rd Ave. South 0:31

Officials set barricades for traffic loop at 3rd Ave. South