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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: Real Americans rise above discontent Commentary: Real Americans rise above discontent
20 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
21 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
26 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
36 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
37 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
39 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
40 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
42 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]
Commentary: Prudent professors in a well-armed classroom Commentary: Prudent professors in a well-armed classroom
45 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In our national firearms debate, the side that favors less gun control, rather than more, seems to have developed momentum unimpeded by the barely noticed, day-to-day death toll from guns or by regular mass shootings. [Read More]
Commentary: Why are we so willing to tolerate school shootings? Commentary: Why are we so willing to tolerate school shootings?
46 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
At nearly the same moment as the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., an ominous, coincidental reverberation of that commonplace American theme — school shootings — broke across my own community college campus, here in south Texas. [Read More]
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