Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Charlie Mitchell

Mitchell: Summer Adventure Turned Tide of American History

Summer was a happy time in the Mississippi Delta for 12-year-old Simeon Wright. It only became happier when Wright and his brothers were told...

Mitchell: ‘Keep the Flag’ Sentiment Rests on Shaky Foundations

This is a submitted Op-Ed from Charlie Mitchell, A Mississippi journalist. The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views of...
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Mitchell: Senate Election May Double As Flag Referendum

This is a submitted Op-Ed from Charlie Mitchell, A Mississippi journalist. The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views of...

Mitchell: An Ode To The Little-Loved Resealable Plastic Bag

Learning to text, to ask our phones for information and to instruct our cars to give us directions (and scold us for wrong turns)...

‘Certainties’ Include Universal Health Care

There are certain certainties we accept: death and taxes. Other certainties can be deduced from trends. For instance, the sun will set on Mississippi’s...

Mitchell: Autry Ought To Be Known Better In His Mississippi

Almost-native son James Autry ought to be known better in Mississippi. He’s “almost-native” because while he grew up in Benton County, he was actually...

Mitchell: Room For Improvement In America’s Discourse

The weird thing about ad hominem responses is sometimes they trigger laughter, and sometimes they trigger mortal combat. As evidenced by the fact that ad...

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...