Editorials

Editorials

Are churches being muzzled?

In an attempt to cement support from conservative Christians, Donald (“I love the evangelicals!”) Trump has been promising to seek the repeal of a law that prohibits members of the clergy from endorsing political candidates from the pulpit. “You’ve been silenced,” Trump told 700 pastors and their spouses last week. But he promised that “we’re going to get your voice back.”

Editorials

Beach access in city should be as affordable as possible

Myrtle Beach city officials have maintained “it’s not about the money” regarding the controversial changes in parking for beach access, but money surely is one of the factors. Implementing the new regulations – which effectively end free access to the beach for area residents who do not live in Myrtle Beach – is projected to cost $80,700 through December 2016.

Editorials

North Strand Housing Shelter serving growing needs

The North Strand Housing Shelter, in its new building for little more than a year, continues to face growing need for temporary housing. In the 12 months since the new building opened in June 2015, the shelter on S.C. 9 in Longs, housed 184 people, including 21 children and 49 military veterans.

Editorials

Trump completes hostile takeover of GOP platform

When Mitt Romney ran for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago, he carried a three-legged stool to signify the unity of the three traditional elements of the party: "economic conservatives, social conservatives and defense conservatives." The GOP, he argued, must rest on a balance of these three, which made for a more or less comfortable peace behind his candidacy.

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You can’t carry a tennis ball near the GOP convention. But you can bring a gun.

Planning to visit the 1.7-square-mile area in downtown Cleveland where many of the events and protests connected to the Republican National Convention will be held next week? Be sure not to take tennis balls, metal-tipped umbrellas or canned goods, which will be banned – but no need to leave behind your AR-15 or other guns. Those will be allowed under Ohio’s open-carry laws.

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