Charlie Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell

Mitchell: Hollow H.B. 1523 Makes a Sturdy Stump for Politics

In 1994 former Attorney General Mike Moore laid out a plan to force tobacco companies to reimburse Mississippi the cost of treating people with...
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Mitchell: Well-Run Towns Usually Have Well-Run Newspapers

It’s just true. And time hasn’t changed it: Find a well-run, stable or progressive community and it will be served by a well-run local...
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Mitchell: For Sport, Follow the Bouncing (Technology) Ball

Some say “leapfrog.” Tennis terms are better. Technology serves an update. The return can be a lob, or it could be a rocket. But...
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Mitchell: Two Hopefuls Just Looking for a Bit of Advice

With apologies to Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren... Part One: Dear Ann; I need some advice. I have led a very active, very public life. Early on, I...
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Mitchell: Expect the PSC to Make Some Headlines During 2016

Setting aside the few years Mississippi turned its membership card, a pretty significant birthday is upcoming. On December 10, 1817, President James Monroe signed 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...

Mitchell: Reluctant Officials Get Civics Lesson from Supreme Court

During the hurricanes early this month, the Mississippi Supreme Court quietly struck a blow to ratify people-power in city halls and courthouses around the...

Mitchell: Slot Machines, Taxes Have Much in Common

Income tax season is over for another year, meaning most people are no longer thinking about how much Mississippi and Uncle Sam claim from...

Generations

There is an energy on the Ole Miss campus that persists, no matter what. That’s one of the many observations I’ve pondered as a newcomer...

Minor Chose To Tell Mississippi’s Story, And Tell It Well

The phone rang. “Chah-lie? Bill Minor. Listen. You got that all wrong.” This is my 31st year. Back in 1986, when I asked colleagues around the...