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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: Law should look the other way Commentary: Law should look the other way
2 days ago - - JOHN CRISP
Some things are illegal. And some things are just plain wrong. [Read More]
Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Thanks, Bernie! Your campaign was a long shot from the beginning, but, as many have noted, your more-than-respectable showing in the primary season has pulled the conversation and the political center a little to the left. [Read More]
Commentary: Counting toll of Baylor's scandal Commentary: Counting toll of Baylor's scandal
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Baylor University brought Art Briles, Kenneth Starr and Sam Ukwuachu to campus for the same purpose: To help raise the national profile of the regional institution in Waco, Texas. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama right to visit Hiroshima Commentary: Obama right to visit Hiroshima
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Everyone won’t agree on this, by any means, but I’m glad that President Obama will be making a stop at Hiroshima during his imminent trip to Japan. [Read More]
Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The remarkable durability of non-establishment candidates — Sanders, Trump — in this year’s presidential race may reflect the widely held theory that, despite their rhetoric, our two major political parties are so close together that it doesn’t really matter which one is in power. [Read More]
Commentary: Not all signs of the times are bad Commentary: Not all signs of the times are bad
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The fact that we’ve reached a point where citizens can feasibly debate whether the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of one of our two major political parties more closely resembles Hitler or Mussolini is worrisome. [Read More]
Commentary: Real Americans rise above discontent Commentary: Real Americans rise above discontent
12 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Here’s the salutation from an email that appeared in my inbox recently: “You liberal, tree hugging ACADEMIC (expletive)!” And then it turned ugly. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's strategic Brussels reaction Commentary: Obama's strategic Brussels reaction
13 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
President Obama caught some predictable flak from the political right for the way he reacted — or didn’t react — to the terrorist bombings in Brussels last week. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump presidency would be torture Commentary: Trump presidency would be torture
18 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Just imagine: A president of the United States who can’t get along with the pope. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's cautious strategy on ISIS may not work Commentary: Obama's cautious strategy on ISIS may not work
28 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The Republican presidential candidates’ responses to President Barack Obama’s Dec. 6 speech on his strategy to defeat the Islamic State were uniformly negative. [Read More]
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