Charlie Mitchell

Mitchell: Today, Left And Right Confused With Right And Wrong

Charlie Faulk was patient. As the first managing editor to shepherd me, he had to be. He’s gone now — 27 years — but...

Mitchell: Language Books Tend To Gather Dust In Mississippi

When you boil it down to the nub, every citizen of Mississippi except bona fide members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is...

Mitchell: Neighbors ‘Up North’ Take A Different Approach

The Mississippi Legislature reduced funding for community colleges, causing an upsurge in the cost of attendance. Lawmakers in Tennessee made community colleges tuition-free, likely...

Relaxed Rules Release The Dogs Of Telemarketing

Antony, foreseeing chaos in the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar, intoned, “Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war.” In more...

Myths Undermine Any Honest Jobs-Welfare Talks

Mississippi now leads the nation in the “starve the beast” approach to governance with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as champion of the movement. The...

Two on Facebook: One Says ‘Lynch’; The Other Says ‘Serve’

Morgan Freeman, celebrated actor and thoughtful person, says forget about it. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, says if there are no monuments to slave...

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...