Editorials

Editorials

Why Mitt Romney should be secretary of state

The Washington Post columnist David Ignatius and others have noted, President-elect Donald Trump has steadily backed away from some controversial campaign positions. In his interview last week with staffers at The New York Times, the billionaire developer sounded like a different man, praising President Barack Obama and opponent Hillary Clinton and talking about the need to unite a divided nation.

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International Drive opponents have `big picture’ option

Horry County residents have won another legal round on finishing International Drive – approved by voters in a referendum six years ago – and the environmental entities that have blocked construction have an opportunity to move away from more contentious opposition and thereby win wider public approval.

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The Trumps should live in the White House

A president-elect who handles his transition from his hometown, not Washington. A big city and its residents cursed with traffic snarls and security measures that get in the way of normal life. An incoming first lady who entertains waiting until the end of the school year to move the rest of the family to the White House.

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Embrace the Dreamers

Even before Election Day, Donald Trump was already moving away from his absurd campaign pledge to round up and deport more than 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status. Now, he tells the nation, he'll focus first on removing upward of 3 million “people that are criminal or have criminal records” while securing the Mexican border with a wall that might also include sections of fencing. He also has softened his rhetoric by conceding that some non-criminals living illegally in the U.S. are “terrific people” who might be allowed to return.

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Obama’s contradictory clemency

When it comes to executive clemency, Barack Obama is straight out of a Charles Dickens novel. He is the best of presidents and the worst of presidents. With his presidency in its final weeks, his record on leniency to those convicted of crimes is one that continues to puzzle.

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Bunnelle awards $405,000 to 26 Georgetown County nonprofits

Twenty-six Georgetown County nonprofits have in their Thanksgiving week blessings “Grants for the Common Good” totaling $405,000 from the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation. The competitive grants range from $6,700 to $20,000 in the three areas of the foundation’s mission: “meeting basic human needs,” “promoting economic vitality” and “preserving the environment.”

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Obama’s advice: Preparing the new president for his ‘new reality'

President Barack Obama on Monday gave his first post-election press conference before leaving for his trip to Greece, Germany and Peru. He put himself and his outgoing administration in a positive posture toward President-elect Donald Trump and what could be the rough governmental transition the American people are about to undergo. His main theme was that he wanted to see a smooth transition for the country over the next two months. He also sought to give the strong impression that Trump had paid attention to the advice on presidential tradecraft that Obama had provided him in their 90-minute private meeting last week at the White House.

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A police apology to minorities is not magic, but a good place to start healing

Relations between police and residents of minority communities across America are tense as shootings and deaths on both sides generate increasing media attention. An apology from the head of one of the nation’s largest police organizations for the profession’s role in the historical mistreatment of minorities is a bold attempt to reset the conversation and create a new environment of trust.

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Horry roads referendum RIDE 3 has county-wide appeal

General elections often have important public policy questions, “down ballot” matters, following the races for president, U.S. senator, state legislators, county and school officials, and this surely is the case Tuesday for Horry County voters and the RIDE 3 referendum. The outcome will determine if any significant road improvements will happen in the coming years.

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Myrtle Beach airport opens staging lot for Uber drivers on Dec.1

Uber drivers share their views on the 16-spot staging lot in the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Effective Dec. 1, drivers will get trip requests in the order of entering the parking area. They also no longer have to pay a $7 fee for every pickup.
Aria Hangyu Chen ahchen@mcclatchy.com / Twitter: @aria_chy
Myrtle Beach airport opens staging lot for Uber drivers on Dec.1 2:12

Myrtle Beach airport opens staging lot for Uber drivers on Dec.1

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What you need to know for the week in Myrtle Beach: Dec. 5-11

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Myrtle Beach conducts mass casualty exercise

Myrtle Beach weather forecast for 12.3 1:32

Myrtle Beach weather forecast for 12.3