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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: Community colleges' role key Commentary: Community colleges' role key
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Consider these two current national trends: the exploding cost of going to college and the widening American wealth and income gap. [Read More]
Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
At the end of September, two adjacent columns on the New York Times website pointed toward an inescapable conclusion, expressed in the last two sentences of the second column, which we will get to in a moment. [Read More]
Commentary: Give Obama a break on latte salute Commentary: Give Obama a break on latte salute
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Some issues that take on life briefly in the media these days are so trivial that one hesitates to resurrect them once they’ve reached the end of their natural life span, which is ordinarily about the same as a mayfly’s. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: The complacent vs. the apocalyptic
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Apart from outright denial, our options for thinking about climate change are limited, ranging from resignation and complacency at one end to the robustly apocalyptic at the other. [Read More]
Commentary: Give president break on vacation Commentary: Give president break on vacation
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
After American journalist James Foley suffered a gruesome decapitation on video last week, President Barack Obama called the event appalling, commiserated with Foley’s parents via phone and departed for a round of golf with ex-NBA star Alonzo Mourning. [Read More]
Commentary: Moral outrage over torture Commentary: Moral outrage over torture
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Assume there are two types of countries in the world: those that torture and those that don’t. Americans who believe that our nation is among non-torturers may have been disappointed recently when President Barack Obama announced, somewhat inelegantly, that “we tortured some folks.” [Read More]
Commentary: The other domestic violence Commentary: The other domestic violence
12 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Some problems just never go away. Israel and Hamas. Climate change. Men hitting women. [Read More]
Commentary: A local climate-change laboratory Commentary: A local climate-change laboratory
15 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm — climate change writ small — you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Family activities for Fourth of July Commentary: Family activities for Fourth of July
17 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Happy Fourth of July! The Fourth is always a grand day to consider what a remarkable nation we live in. I’m not fond of the language of “American Exceptionalism,” the idea that our nation is a “shining city on a hill,” chosen by God for some profound spiritual purpose. [Read More]
Commentary: Iraq exit may lead through Iran Commentary: Iraq exit may lead through Iran
18 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I’m skeptical about the capacity of the force of arms to provide solutions that endure very far into the future. [Read More]
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