Charlie Mitchell

Mitchell: Lottery is the Holy Grail in the Art of Taxation

Jean-Baptiste Colbert was finance minister for French monarch Louis XIV. His best quote: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as...

Mitchell: Trump Didn’t Invent ‘Public Enemy’ Label for the Media

Media folk are rankled because the President of the United States identifies us as “enemies of the American people.” In the words of Charlie Brown,...

Mitchell: Some Not Entertained by Reeves-Hood Kerfuffle

OK, well, so no one is going to prison over “roadgate.” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has claimed vindication. He would never-ever seek personal favors from...

Mitchell: ‘Roadgate’ Has Promise as Issue in Governor’s Race

As things stood, there was no red meat on the table if, as expected, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves squared off with Attorney General Jim...

Mitchell: State Can Increase Taxes Without Tax Increase

Close your eyes. Imagine being a politician in a cash-strapped state. Imagine your people — those who voted for you based on your firm...

Mitchell: America was Designed to be a Work in Progress

Did a teacher make you memorize the Declaration of Independence, or at least the first few paragraphs? With apologies, here’s an update … if...

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...

Mitchell: Digital World Fast Becoming Our Only World

The longer it’s around, the more it appears social media has the wrong name. It’s really antisocial media. Be assured this is not a rant...

Mitchell: “Inappropriate” Stretches from Ill-advised to Criminal

Will Morgan Freeman be the person who brings perspective to the conversation? If so, that would be a good thing. This is a dangerous topic...

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...