Editorials

Editorials

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.

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Time to work with Democrats

On Monday night, Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas hammered the final nails into Senate Republicans’ health care coffin. President Donald Trump quickly tweeted he wanted to find a way to reanimate this monster. As Mary Shelley’s Victor Frankenstein learned, that would be a bad idea.

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Fighting to make sure that the little guy gets crushed

The last thing Republicans on Capitol Hill apparently want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do is actually protect financial consumers. That would explain the angry GOP reaction whenever the bureau announces new rules, such as one this week to stop big financial institutions from imposing mandatory arbitration agreements on consumers who have legal grievances.

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In Mosul, Islamic State’s defeat. But will it stick?

After nearly nine months of street-by-street fighting and the deaths of thousands of civilians, Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been liberated from the grasp of the Islamic State. The victory wrests from the world’s most feared militant group any hope of an Islamic caliphate in the heart of the Middle East. And it delivers a crushing setback to an organization bent on killing American and European civilians wherever they can be found.

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The Supreme Court and vouchers: A case could affect students, and not only at recess

The First Amendment’s treatment of religion has an internal tension. On one hand, Americans are guaranteed the freedom to choose their beliefs and act on them. On the other, they may not enlist the government to support or advance their religion. Drawing the line is simple in theory but often debatable in practice, as the Supreme Court showed last week. And where it is drawn has big effects on public policy.

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Opioid epidemic: Washington must act to prevent deaths

STAT – a national publication focusing on health launched by the Boston Globe in 2015 – last week published a startling report based on interviews with public health experts at 10 universities that predicted nearly a half-million Americans will die from opioid use over the next decade.

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A report shows the gaps in Alzheimer’s research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine came out with a new report recently showing just how little is still known about preventing cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. The report should spur a doubling down on research into a disease that’s becoming more prevalent as baby boomers age, taxing the health care system and those pressed into service as caregivers.

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An unexpected cure for America’s health care ills: Education

The national budget is wobbling under the weight of ever-higher costs as the population ages and poor people lack adequate resources to cover their own medical bills. An expensive national health care program such as Obamacare or its potential Republican replacement can help ease the burden, but it’s not a solution.

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President Trump: Delete your account

President – an honorific we’re choking on presently – Donald Trump sank to another low in decorum Thursday morning when he lashed out in vulgar, angry terms at two television personalities for reasons we cannot accept.

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Supreme Court rulings a wake-up call for liberals

Liberals have won enough big battles in America’s culture wars in recent years – most notably the rapid and still growing support for same-sex marriage – that they may have persuaded themselves that their views were universal and their victories would continue. But as two new Supreme Court decisions relating to religion made clear, conservative forces are far from down and out.

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Megyn Kelly delivers a shocker with Alex Jones interview

Television news personality Megyn Kelly’s much publicized interview program Sunday night on NBC was clearly a publicity stunt to maximize the network’s ratings. Her interview subject, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, clearly had his own agenda to broaden his audience of badly misinformed Americans who choose to believe nonsense over facts.

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MB City Council emails illustrate value of FOI

Two Myrtle Beach City Council members were anything but shy about giving, via emails, their views on law enforcement to the city manager and police department administrators, as well as other members. The revelations were brought to light after The Sun News requested release of the emails through the S.C. Freedom of Information law – illustrating the commonweal of the law.

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