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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 do we do now about health care? Commentary: What do we do now about health care?
16 hours ago - - JOHN CRISP
In an ideal world, politics is the means by which we resolve competing interests without losing sight of the principle that every politician’s first responsibility should always be serving the well-being of the body politic. [Read More]
Commentary: A mosque burns in Victoria, Texas Commentary: A mosque burns in Victoria, Texas
7 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Victoria, Texas, isn’t mentioned in The New York Times very often, but most Victorians probably didn’t welcome several references last week to an incident that occurred there in the early morning hours of Jan. 28. [Read More]
Commentary: Good relations start with Mexico Commentary: Good relations start with Mexico
8 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
After only a week, it’s difficult to determine whether President Trump’s domestic policies or his international policies represent a greater threat to the United States. I’m guessing international. [Read More]
Commentary: A different kind of president Commentary: A different kind of president
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
On Friday, we will inaugurate Donald Trump as our 45th president. Please note that I’m using the pronoun “our.” [Read More]
Commentary: Dylann Roof and death penalty Commentary: Dylann Roof and death penalty
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
It’s not difficult to develop a list of reasonable objections to capital punishment. We’ve never been very good at applying the ultimate penalty evenhandedly across categories of race, gender and, certainly, economic class. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump and the 'War on Christmas' Commentary: Trump and the 'War on Christmas'
13 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I tried to write a Christmas column without mentioning president-elect Donald Trump; as you can see, I have failed. [Read More]
Commentary: Who should worry about Trump? Commentary: Who should worry about Trump?
19 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I supported Bernie Sanders and I voted for Hillary Clinton, but after Jan. 20, my president will be Donald J. Trump. And if you’re an American who isn’t planning to move to Canada, Trump will be your president, as well. Should we be worried? [Read More]
Commentary: Go to Mars? Let's not
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Commentary: Go to Mars? Let's not
20 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In an op-ed published last month, President Barack Obama proposed a partnership between the government and the private sector in pursuit of this goal: 'sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time.' [Read More]
Commentary: Emails don't change election Commentary: Emails don't change election
21 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The enigmatic letter sent to Congress last Friday by FBI Director James Comey churned up an already unsettled presidential campaign, but it brought the two factions together on one point: Comey must be immediately forthcoming with clarifying information. [Read More]
Commentary: Neither version of Trump is right Commentary: Neither version of Trump is right
23 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Two scenarios emerge from the strange events of Oct. 7 through 9, the weekend that began with the release of the videotape in which Donald Trump asserts his right to grope women without their permission and ended with the presidential debate, during which he denied that he had ever done so. [Read More]
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