Charlie Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell

Mitchell: Being America Is Hard, And Not Getting Any Easier

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to wait for Christmas to get her gift. Donald Trump has been her Santa. He’s outrageous, so he commands all...

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...

Mitchell: Solar Power Tested in State; Net Metering on the Horizon

Among Mississippi’s abundant blessings — and the state is abundantly blessed — is sunshine. The Magnolia State has great soil, lush forests, abundant wildlife and...

Mitchell: Large ‘Something for Nothing’ Crowd Often Overlooked

It’s the season for storms to line up in the Atlantic and Pacific, seeming to take aim. TV weatherfolk become hyper-animated over how awful...

Mitchell: Attitudes about Work are Inconsistent, at Best

Imagine being a farmer. Imagine plowing, sowing and, when the time is right, harvesting your best crop ever. Now imagine standing near the loaded trucks,...

Mitchell: Any Consequence for Clinging to a Sinking Ship?

Long before there was a mutiny aboard H.M.S. Bounty, it was clear Capt. Bligh was unfit. As tensions built, the choice for his officers...

Mitchell: Much More Than a Cake at Stake in Court Ruling

Some protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission contend the 7-2 decision proved the justices hate gays. That’s...

McDaniel Plans To Ride Emotional Wave To U.S. Senate

By Charlie Mitchell Why would the name of a state senator from Ellisville be on a professionally created survey seeking voters’ views on...

Riddle Over ‘Fully Funding’ Public Schools Not Yet Solved

The late state Sen. Grey Ferris, an author the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, had a pat answer whenever he heard someone say that generous...
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Mitchell: ‘Sealed Settlements’ Mask the Cost of Wrongdoing

Two lawsuits accusing Mississippi officials of wrongdoing have been settled without trials this summer. Taxpayers can know the cost for one. For the other,...