Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Charlie Mitchell

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...

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: 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...

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...

Must Read

Mitchell: ‘Ignore’ is a Muscle that Could Use Some Exercise

A friend well-schooled in all things biblical said not long ago, “Social media may not be able to make the blind see, but it...

Tunica Casino Sheen is Fading, but No Rescue Effort is Likely

Grass is reclaiming the acres of parking that served what was Mississippi’s largest casino complex. One white pickup with a blinking orange light now...

Mitchell: Top Sheriff’s Career Began, Ended with Motorcyles

It has been a year since one of Mississippi’s longest-serving sheriffs died, but people in Warren County remember. Everybody has a Paul Barrett story....

Mitchell: Jobs of Future Will Go to Prepared People, Regions

In 2008 when the global economy imploded, experts predicted there would be no quick bounce-back. Perhaps more significantly, those who study this stuff nonstop...