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JOHN CRISP

John M. Crisp teaches English at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. His column is distributed by Scripps Howard News Service.

Articles by JOHN CRISP

Commentary: What if there is no post-racial? Commentary: What if there is no post-racial?
17 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
It usually makes me uncomfortable when people suffer bad consequences for actions or statements, no matter how repugnant, that they have every right to assume are private. [Read More]
Commentary: NIMBY in my backyard
19 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Here’s a local story with national implications: With an average wind speed of around 12 mph, the city where I live isn’t the windiest place in the country. [Read More]
Commentary: The pope hoes long, uphill row Commentary: The pope hoes long, uphill row
21 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I like Pope Francis, too, though I won’t be thoroughly smitten by him until he changes his mind on celibacy, contraception and equality for women in the church. [Read More]
Commentary: Millennials open to high-speed rail? Commentary: Millennials open to high-speed rail?
22 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Two questions: Why doesn’t our nation have more passenger trains? And does the younger generation’s declining interest in driving imply an opening for the expansion of public high-speed rail? [Read More]
Commentary: The desirable nation we think we can't afford Commentary: The desirable nation we think we can't afford
23 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
At a time when many students still see college as their best hope for a rewarding career, higher education has become more expensive, far outpacing the steady increase in the cost of living. [Read More]
Commentary: Should parents protect their sons from football? Commentary: Should parents protect their sons from football?
26 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Disclosure: I am not a parent. But it’s easy to understand and sympathize with the dilemma faced by mothers and fathers of strapping boys who are avid to play football on their junior high, high school or college teams. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Woody Allen a child molester? Commentary: Is Woody Allen a child molester?
28 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Filmmaker Woody Allen’s integrity — really, his decency and humanity — was called into question on Feb. 1 when Nicholas Kristof, a prominent columnist for The New York Times, published on his blog an open letter from Dylan Farrow, Allen’s 28-year-old adoptive daughter ... [Read More]
Commentary: A good day to remember a bad time Commentary: A good day to remember a bad time
31 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Martin Luther King Jr. Day always coincides with the beginning of the spring semester at my college. So, over the weekend that includes the holiday, I usually ask my students to read King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” [Read More]
Commentary: No bullies in the bully pulpit, please Commentary: No bullies in the bully pulpit, please
32 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Maybe there’s a way to give New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a pass on what some are calling “Bridgegate,” but it won’t be easy. [Read More]
Commentary: Pot legalization creates challenge Commentary: Pot legalization creates challenge
34 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Colorado took an extraordinary step last week when, on Jan. 1, it implemented a law that legalizes the sale of marijuana for recreational use. The state of Washington isn’t far behind Colorado, and it’s likely that if their experiments play out reasonably well, other states will legalize pot ... [Read More]
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