Sunday, January 22, 2017

Charlie Mitchell

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,...

Strange But True: Trump Win Boosts Hood For Governor

It doesn’t take 30 years of writing about Mississippi politics to figure out that strange things happen, but here are some thoughts: • The election...

Grand Gulf A ‘Catastrophe’ That Became An Asset

Nuclear-powered generators were scarce in the United States when utility powers-that-be in Mississippi decided, “Hey, we need one of those.” Last week, word came that...

Why Hide Something When There’s Nothing To Hide?

If the town council in Laurel decides new lights are needed at the city sports complex, the request for bids, the bids and...

Mississippi Went Anti-Establishment 25 Years Ago

America has chosen a path charted by Mississippi in 1991. It was 25 years ago that insider Gov. Ray Mabus was seeking a...

Formula For Funding Is Not All Public Schools Need

Interviewed on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Joyce Helmick made a great point. The topic was the state leadership’s apparent quest to abandon the Mississippi’s...