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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: It does matter for whom you vote Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote
23 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
23 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
25 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
26 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
31 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
42 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]
Commentary: Crime prevention in a free society Commentary: Crime prevention in a free society
42 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The 2002 film “Minority Report” postulates a future in which a special police unit can detect crimes before they occur and thereby both prevent the crime and punish its perpetrator. [Read More]
Commentary: Another good reason to accept refugees Commentary: Another good reason to accept refugees
44 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Last week’s vote by the House of Representatives to impose additional restrictions on the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States was a bad idea. [Read More]
Commentary: Devices distract nearly all of us Commentary: Devices distract nearly all of us
45 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Here’s a question that I pose occasionally to the college freshmen in my writing classes: Which is more interesting, television or conversation with other human beings? [Read More]
Commentary: The war that ended the peace Commentary: The war that ended the peace
47 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In his poem, “Channel Firing,” written just months before the beginning of World War I, Thomas Hardy pictures the dead slumbering quietly in their graves in a peaceful British churchyard. Suddenly they’re awakened by the booming sound of naval gunfire out in the Channel. [Read More]
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