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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: Go to Mars? Let's not
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Commentary: Go to Mars? Let's not
25 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
26 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
28 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]
Commentary: No good options in Aleppo Commentary: No good options in Aleppo
29 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The world faces plenty of daunting challenges, but are any more dangerous, complicated and seemingly irresolvable than the civil war in Syria? [Read More]
Commentary: Here's why Trump could win Commentary: Here's why Trump could win
31 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Here’s an anecdote from last week that indicates that Donald Trump has a credible chance to become the next president of the United States: [Read More]
Commentary: We could do worse than Obama Commentary: We could do worse than Obama
34 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
For many of the college freshmen who will be assembling in my classes for the first time this week, Obama has been president for nearly half of the time they’ve been alive. [Read More]
Commentary: The death penalty's essential futility Commentary: The death penalty's essential futility
35 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Maybe our society should congratulate itself occasionally on how much progress it’s made in the last half-century toward equality and individual rights, especially for women, racial minorities and LBGT. [Read More]
Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles
41 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
If we consider the history of American transportation in terms of an apt metaphor — a highway — we might note several so-called forks in the road where we’ve taken one path rather than another, and, as Robert Frost would say, “that has made all the difference.” [Read More]
Commentary: Handguns' chilling effect in classroom Commentary: Handguns' chilling effect in classroom
41 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Professors at the University of Texas at Austin, my alma mater, are considering if and how their classes will be different this fall when, beginning Aug. 1, their students will be allowed to carry concealed handguns into campus classrooms. [Read More]
Commentary: Animal liberation should continue Commentary: Animal liberation should continue
43 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Many of us who aren’t avid animal rights activists still appreciate some of the remarkable efforts made in the last few months to treat captive beasts with more dignity and humanity. [Read More]
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