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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: We don't need autonomous vehicles Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles
2 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
2 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
4 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]
Commentary: Law should look the other way Commentary: Law should look the other way
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Some things are illegal. And some things are just plain wrong. [Read More]
Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Thanks, Bernie! Your campaign was a long shot from the beginning, but, as many have noted, your more-than-respectable showing in the primary season has pulled the conversation and the political center a little to the left. [Read More]
Commentary: Counting toll of Baylor's scandal Commentary: Counting toll of Baylor's scandal
8 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Baylor University brought Art Briles, Kenneth Starr and Sam Ukwuachu to campus for the same purpose: To help raise the national profile of the regional institution in Waco, Texas. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama right to visit Hiroshima Commentary: Obama right to visit Hiroshima
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Everyone won’t agree on this, by any means, but I’m glad that President Obama will be making a stop at Hiroshima during his imminent trip to Japan. [Read More]
Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote
14 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
14 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
17 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]
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