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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: Here's why Trump could win Commentary: Here's why Trump could win
1 week 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
4 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
5 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
16 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
19 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]
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