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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: Remove battle flag, but then what? Commentary: Remove battle flag, but then what?
6 days ago - - JOHN CRISP
Let’s start at a place where consensus is easy: No one that I know of is arguing that anyone should be prohibited from displaying the South’s most familiar icon — the Confederate battle flag — on his person or his private property. [Read More]
Commentary: A right to depict Muhammad? Commentary: A right to depict Muhammad?
8 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I’m thinking of inviting Pam Geller over to my house on July 4th to burn an American flag in the backyard. [Read More]
Commentary: Mom's intentions good, actions not Commentary: Mom's intentions good, actions not
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Credit Toya Graham with good intentions in the face of a tough parenting challenge. She’s the Baltimore single mom who snatched her 16-year-old son, Michael, by his hoodie out of a crowd of rioters last week. [Read More]
Commentary: Warren vs. Cruz would show a lot Commentary: Warren vs. Cruz would show a lot
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Elizabeth Warren versus Ted Cruz? Not likely. Only the most extraordinary circumstances could produce this improbable contest for the presidency in 2016. [Read More]
Commentary: Give Iran nuclear deal a chance Commentary: Give Iran nuclear deal a chance
13 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Good news out of the Middle East is rare, indeed, so we should savor and celebrate for a moment the agreement reached on Thursday to flesh out a framework that has a chance of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Now comes the hard part. [Read More]
Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of
16 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Those who believe that the arc of human history bends toward progress and enlightenment must be having a hard time finding a scrap of good news in the media these days. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's try less traveled road for change Commentary: Let's try less traveled road for change
17 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In his speech to Congress on March 4, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned historical and literary resources to support a hard line in the negotiations with Iran over nuclear weapons. [Read More]
Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool
17 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
We invent the tools that we use to create the world we live in; in turn, the tools that we surround ourselves with sometimes take on a life of their own, shaping our culture in unanticipated ways. [Read More]
Commentary: Creative ways to deny climate change Commentary: Creative ways to deny climate change
20 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Climate-change denial persists in various modes, none of which is particularly convincing. But they don’t have to be. They’re successful if they raise enough doubt about the scientific consensus on climate change to encourage complacency about the future of our planet. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideology must not trump education Commentary: Ideology must not trump education
21 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
If you want to achieve traction on nearly any issue in our culture, you have to make a case for an economic payoff. [Read More]
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