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...
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Mitchell: Word ‘Privatize’ Has Vanished; Privatization Hasn’t

Twenty or so years ago, ‘privatize’ became a big word. The trend had started slowly. Municipalities that owned garbage and trash collection trucks and paid city...

Bonnie Brown: Q&A with Former Law School Registrar, Conny Parham

*The latest installment in the Ole Miss Retirees features is former Law School Registrar, Conny Parham. The organization’s mission is to enable all of the university’s faculty...

Holy Grail Of Grove Tailgating Rises Again

An Ole Miss Family Deep roots matter at Ole Miss and you can't go back any farther in Ole Miss football history than when you...

Thursday’s Top Tune Throwback: The Bee Gees’ “Stayin Alive”

One of the most successful bands of all time, upon being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, their Hall...

Mitchell: Sooner or later, Mississippi will Legalize Pot

The day is coming when marijuana will be sold legally in Mississippi under rules similar to those in place for whiskey, wine and beer. Don’t...

Mitchell: Lawmakers Praise ‘Local Control’ Very Selectively

OXFORD — A prime talking point for legislative advocates of charter schools this year is “local control.” It sounds so very appealing, harkens to the...

Mitchell: State’s Plan to ‘Help Druggies’ Has Abysmal Results

Last year Mississippi lawmakers insisted it was essential to start drug-testing welfare applicants. “We must help them overcome their addictions,” was the altruistic reason. Almost...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: William Faulkner And The Kentucky Derby

As the Derby approaches, Sports Illustrated asked William Faulkner to cover the Kentucky Derby for their May 1955 issue. "So it is not just betting,...