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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: A good day to remember a bad time Commentary: A good day to remember a bad time
38 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
39 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
41 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]
Commentary: An ambitious, but worthy wish for 2014 Commentary: An ambitious, but worthy wish for 2014
41 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. They often have the feel of death-bed conversions, of passionate commitments to do the right thing after most of the pleasures and benefits of doing the wrong thing have run their course. [Read More]
Commentary: Modern medicine ignores 'good death' Commentary: Modern medicine ignores 'good death'
42 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
This is a familiar story: In July 2012, 65-year-old Barbara Wise suffered several disabling strokes that confined her to a hospital bed in Akron, Ohio, unable to move or speak. [Read More]
Commentary: Plight of illegals calls for some empathy Commentary: Plight of illegals calls for some empathy
45 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
It was an idea so bad that even some Republicans on the far right margins of the party, the climate change deniers and evolution doubters, denounced it. [Read More]
Commentary: One-stop shop for guns and meds Commentary: One-stop shop for guns and meds
48 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
It has the ring of parody, as if an entrepreneur opened, say, a combined hardware store and childcare center. But, no, last week I did indeed visit Nichols Westwood Pharmacy, which shares space with Nichols Guns. [Read More]
Commentary: Space discoveries call for prudence on Earth Commentary: Space discoveries call for prudence on Earth
49 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The possibility of life on other planets might encourage us to think rationally and prudently about our lives on this humble globe that we call Earth. [Read More]
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