Charlie Mitchell

Thompson, Espy Have Different Approaches to Public Office

Bennie Thompson and Mike Espy are African-American men. That’s what they have in common. Other than both being members of the Democratic Party, that’s...

Economy still voters’ major issue on election day

On the day Donald Trump was elected, a 20-gallon tank of gas cost a Mississippi driver $36. Today, The American Automobile Associations says that...

Mitchell: Walton Heirs Provide a Script for Small-Town Success

Yes, we’re talking about the heirs of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart – the mega-company that assorted interest groups and media types love to...

Mitchell: Counting Our Heads Is Easier Said Than Done

Americans, it’s time to stand up and be counted … or not. The year 2020 looms and the U.S. Bureau of the Census is gearing...

Mitchell: Sad to Hear Wicker Singing Praises of Trump

With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, Mississippians have watched the career of Roger Wicker for a while. Roger Wicker is no Donald Trump. It has been...

Mitchell: Sad to Hear Wicker Singing Praises of Trump

With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, Mississippians have watched the career of Roger Wicker for a while. Roger Wicker is no Donald Trump. It has been...

Mitchell: State’s K-12 Teachers Seem to Have Other Priorities

The last mass protest by Mississippi teachers was in 1985. This year, with summer approaching and the Legislature adjourned, there’s no sense that state...

Mitchell: MPB Radio and TV Told to Prepare to Go It Alone

Let’s hope not. Tucked into Section 12 of House Bill 1593 was a directive to Mississippi Public Broadcasting: “…Initiate a planning process to transition from...

Mitchell: 2018 Lawmaking Season Coasts Toward a Ho-Hum Close

No spark. Another session fizzles toward adjournment. No great ideas. No bold initiatives. No coordinated strategies to make Mississippi better. There were fireworks on the...

Mitchell: Wrist Slap for Tate Reeves His Biggest Setback

On March 1, the state Senate said no to the leadership’s plan to change how state money is distributed to public K-12 schools. Next...