Charlie Mitchell

Mitchell: Battle For School Dollars Now Rests With Supreme Court

Most students are out for summer, having finished their final exams. In all probability, there were no easy answers. The quest for better K-12...

Access To Information Hasn’t Made Us Less Angry

Don’t trust the media? Most people (according to media reports) don’t. And that’s fine because we all live in a new day. Anyone with...

Heydey Of The Nursery Rhyme Past, But It Could Return

Generations grew up with the “sticks and stones” rhyme. You know, the one that ends, “but words can never hurt me.” Increasingly, it’s fallen out...

When Others Talk Policy, Rep. Holland Talks People

Years ago, Mississippi Public Broadcasting decided to air a live “town hall” on a topic. Can’t remember what. Twenty or 30 people were to...

McDaniel Plans To Ride Emotional Wave To U.S. Senate

By Charlie Mitchell Why would the name of a state senator from Ellisville be on a professionally created survey seeking voters’ views on...

People Are Sadly Out Of Step With The Legislature

The press and the public are out of step. We keep thinking the Legislature deals with big picture topics such as budgets and taxation,...

A Moment Of Sympathy For Those Who Manage The Money

By Charlie Mitchell. When a family finds itself in a financial pickle and looks for advice, the admonition is always the same: Make...

Minor Chose To Tell Mississippi’s Story, And Tell It Well

The phone rang. “Chah-lie? Bill Minor. Listen. You got that all wrong.” This is my 31st year. Back in 1986, when I asked colleagues around the...

Financial Health Of State’s Hospitals On A Roller Coaster

A healthier Mississippi with more medical services, specifically for the underserved, was a hallmark of Gov. Phil Bryant’s stump speech when he was running...

Rep. Gipson’s Quest For Truth Reflects Misunderstanding

State Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, has his toga in a knot because a Delta newspaper publisher offered his opinion — opinion — that Gipson,...