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Charlie Mitchell: Slot machines, taxes have much in common

Posted 4/23/2018 in Local Columns

Income tax season is over for another year, meaning most people are no longer thinking about how much Mississippi and Uncle Sam claim from their wages -- which, of course, is just how Mississippi and Uncle Sam like it.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Sad to hear Wicker singing praises of Trump

Posted 4/16/2018 in Local Columns

With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, Mississippians have watched the career of Roger Wicker for a while. Roger Wicker is no Donald Trump.

 

Mississippi Voices: Sad to hear Wicker singing praises of Trump

Posted 4/16/2018 in Local Columns

With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, Mississippians have watched the career of Roger Wicker for a while. Roger Wicker is no Donald Trump.

 

Charlie Mitchell: MPB radio and TV told to prepare to go it alone

Posted 4/3/2018 in Local Columns

Let's hope not. Tucked into Section 12 of House Bill 1593 was a directive to Mississippi Public Broadcasting: "...Initiate a planning process to transition from receiving any state general funds beginning in Fiscal Year 2022."

 

Charlie Mitchell: 2018 lawmaking season coasts toward a ho-hum close

Posted 3/26/2018 in Local Columns

No spark. Another session fizzles toward adjournment. No great ideas. No bold initiatives. No coordinated strategies to make Mississippi better.

 

Mississippi Voices: The magnificent John Grisham couldn't beat this

Posted 3/19/2018 in National Columns

Roger Wicker is a pinko. Yes, he claims to be conservative, but every other Tuesday at 5 a.m. he goes to Nancy Pelosi's house to give her a pedicure. Mississippi's junior U.S. senator stands in the way of our great leader, Donald Trump. And the flag. Don't forget, Wicker hates Mississippi's flag.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Wrist slap for Tate Reeves his biggest setback

Posted 3/13/2018 in Local Columns

On March 1, the state Senate said no to the leadership's plan to change how state money is distributed to public K-12 schools. Next came the weekend. On March 5, Thad Cochran, Mississippi's senior and super delegate to the U.S. Senate announced his resignation.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Cochran's well-timed exit triggers high drama

Posted 3/6/2018 in Local Columns

The April departure from the U.S. Senate of the man who broke the Democratic Party's lock on federal offices from Mississippi opens the door to a doozy of a summer and fall.

 

Charlie Mitchell: How about tiered permitting keyed to firepower?

Posted 2/26/2018 in Local Columns

OK. Deep breath. In Mississippi, the state has a wringer. It puts citizens who ask to pack firearms where otherwise not allowed through that wringer. The wringer is so good that not one incident of weapons misuse by a state-certified enhanced carry permit holder has ever been reported.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Lawmakers praise 'local control' very selectively

Posted 2/19/2018 in National Columns

A prime talking point for legislative advocates of charter schools this year is "local control."

 

Charlie Mitchell: Youthful 'Snowflakes' are made, not born

Posted 2/12/2018 in Local Columns

Don't blame the college kids. The snowflakes among them weren't born to feel privileged, entitled or in need of shelter from diverse ideas and opinions.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Back-scratching with ad dollars

Posted 2/5/2018 in National Columns

A timid attempt was made last year to keep elected officials from spending your money to tell you what a great job they're doing. It didn't get far. A small band of lawmakers is trying again. The situation looks better.

 

Charlie Mitchell: When schools become big business

Posted 1/29/2018 in Local Columns

Lobbyists have been around as long as there have been lawmaking bodies. Once they were seeking favorable rules and regulations for the private economy. Today, more and more, lobbyists are seeking customers.

 

Charlie Mitchell: When will Trump voters say 'enough'?

Posted 1/19/2018 in Local Columns

What are you willing to look past to get what you want?

 

Charlie Mitchell: Starting the new year with a list (of grievances)

Posted 1/2/2018 in Local Columns

Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop Tarts. The very thought is disgusting. Kind of like crushed peppermint on scrambled eggs.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Mississippi could send a Democrat, too

Posted 12/18/2017 in Local Columns

For the second time, the extreme political right overplayed its hand and delivered a Republican U.S. Senate seat to Democrats.

 

Charlie Mitchell: True to history, Mississippi both gracious and vicious

Posted 12/11/2017 in National Columns

My, my, my. Such language. Granted, having Donald Trump at the opening of a civil rights museum was akin to asking Jeff Davis to deliver the eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, but the reaction! And the variety! To some degree, it illustrates why few sane and sober people seek public office.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Treating symptoms no cure for mass murder disease

Posted 11/27/2017 in Local Columns

When a patient shows up with an ailment, a doctor is sometimes able to cure the ailment. At other times, the doctor is limited to treating the symptoms resulting from the ailment. Doctors know the difference. Take a broken arm as an example. A doctor can reposition the bones in proper alignment and let nature take its healing course. That fixes the ailment.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Nurturing a desire to learn is the first challenge

Posted 11/17/2017 in Local Columns

All the king's horses and all the king's men have had their first meeting. Their challenge is to put the Jackson Public Schools back together again.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Ideally, words should be precise, not confusing

Posted 11/10/2017 in Local Columns

Imagine a timber crew idling around their pickups in the moist, early-morning silence of a pine forest, waiting for their workday to begin.

 

 

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