Spreading Common Sense for the Common Good in our district, state, country and world.


Rice Refuses to Debate

“Tom Rice is being negligent to the voters in the District by refusing to debate and allow the people to make an informed decision.”

Mr. Rice has just backed out of the one debate that he had agreed upon with 7th Congressional district challenger Mal Hyman. “We set a date at his convenience. He engineered the conditions to play to his strengths and then he decided that the people did not need to hear from him so he again pulled out of a planned debate,” said Hyman. “This is pretty typical of those in Congress – their inaction over the past six years has made the reluctant to face voters,” observed Hyman. Mr. Rice could not take yes for an answer, and seems to being running from his record rather than running on it. This dishonors democracy.



Rice did not debate his opponent in his last election, either. Mr. Hyman states, “He chooses again to shower the people of our district with ads rather than debate jobs, opportunity, and security.”

The contrasts between the two candidates could not be clearer. Mr. Rice has raised almost $1 million for this election, 59% from PACs.  


The record is clear, time to oust Tom Rice from the 7th district seat

Maybe the spotlight is on the presidential election, but I’m surprised there hasn’t been more coverage of the Seventh Congressional District election. After two terms of Tom Rice, the district needs someone who understands the issues and solutions. The district won’t improve by repeating the same thing. The district needs Mal Hyman.

Mal Hyman - EXPAND - Don't Shrink - Social Security

Mal Hyman is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. 7thCongressional District. Mal wants to protect, strengthen and expand Social Security, a vital safety net for millions of Americans. His opponent, Republican Tom Rice, says that entitlements like Social Security need reform, but Rice’s idea of reform is to shrink the program.


Holding Tom Rice to his own standard means no paycheck, no re-election

South Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District incumbent Tom Rice’s opinion is that federal workers should have more skin in the game. He says their pay should be tied to the performance of the nation’s economy. The congressman is elected, but he’s still a federal employee. What if his performance is tied to District 7’s economy?


U.S. House candidate Mal Hyman stops in Georgetown on ‘listening tour’

After spending 30 years having students listen to him, longtime Coker College professor and Democratic Party Congressional candidate Mal Hyman has been traveling throughout Eastern South Carolina to listen to its residents.


Hyman best choice in U.S. House race

A recent GOP survey shows 7th District U.S. Rep. Tom Rice has less than a 45 percent approval rating. This indicates our district is a target-rich environment for Democratic Party candidate Mal Hyman. Mal is well-positioned to replace the dysfunctional Tom Rice.


Coker professor Mal Hyman announces bid for S.C. 7th District seat

Vowing to focus on “common sense for the common good,” and calling for Congress to invest more in America to create more jobs, opportunity, security and sustainability, Coker College sociology professor Mal Hyman of Hartsville announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District seat Thursday.


VIDEO: Meet Harold Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People

South Carolina ETV

“No great man became great by doing what his predecsors did. Great people see things that are wrong and fix them.” These are the words that Chief Hatcher lives by.

Harold Hatcher is the chief of the Waccamaw people. He has been chief since the tribes founding in 1992. 

According to the tribes website, the people are “striving to retain what remains of our history, arts, and crafts, and to regain the heritage afforded us by our ancestors.”

At the South Carolina Commission of Minority Affairs meeting on February 17, 2005, the Waccamaw Indian People made history by becoming the first of two state recognized tribes in the history of the state of South Carolina.

Today there are eight state – recognized tribes in South Carolina.


VIDEO: I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White.

These Labels were Made Up to Divide us.