Thursday, February 23, 2017

Charlie Mitchell

Media Errs By Allowing Itself To Become The Story

Big mistake. To use an overused term, “Yuuge.” The Trump administration has suckered the media into allowing itself to become the story. Big mistake. Every president, every congressman,...

Discarded Bills A Treasure Trove Of Interesting Ideas

I know, I know, I know. When people hear about the Mississippi Legislature at all it’s school funding, yes or no on a lottery,...

Perhaps It’s Time To Think About What Motivates Bullies

The whole world keeps trying to figure out what makes this Trump person tick. Fans and foes alike probe this person’s every word —...

Charter Schools Not A Magical Cure For What Ills Education

A charter school can be a model of excellence in all aspects. Many are. Similarly, a traditional public school can be a model of...

Master Of Managed Messages Has Earned A Chance

Remember this one? Two people are standing on the shore looking at the vast ocean. One says, “Man, that’s a lot of water.” The...

Other States Choose Sovereignty, But Not Mississippi?

For decades, Congress has inched onto lawmaking turf that once belonged to states. When it comes to establishing a minimum wage, the trend has...

Kids’ Page Provides Definitions Worth Reviewing

It’s not often that the Kids’ Page, a syndicated feature printed in some newspapers, inspires a grownup, but it can happen. Last week’s page...

Schools And Slush Funds Could Be Top Topics This Session

It will be a short session, only 90 days. Mississippi lawmakers will be back home while the azaleas are still in bloom, at least...

Supreme Court Oath-Taking won’t be Quite as Spectacular

Before there’s wall-to-wall worldwide coverage of this guy Donald Trump taking his oath to head one branch of American government, there will be a...

Archives and History Taps Five More as State Superstars

None of them will be there to be toasted, hear the applause and pick up a trophy, but Evelyn Gandy, James Hardy, Aaron Henry,...