Thursday, March 23, 2017

Charlie Mitchell

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,...

‘Eventually’ List Centers On ‘Not If, But When’

Lists are more popular than ever. People love lists. People love making lists, the most prevalent of which is the “bucket list,” a roster...

Mississippi Has Been Living Jackpot To Jackpot

Gov. Phil Bryant believes the time has come to add a lottery, creating yet another revenue stream for Mississippi. That will create suspense for...

Mississippi Should Invest In What’s Already Working

A tour bus pulled off the side of the narrow highway just west of Marks where Highway 6 becomes as flat and straight...

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...