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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: Context for the ball field shootings Commentary: Context for the ball field shootings
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Not much is gained by observing through a political prism last week’s attack on congressmen practicing for their annual Republicans versus Democrats charity baseball game. [Read More]
Commentary: Depth, breadth of American racism Commentary: Depth, breadth of American racism
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Several recent events are troubling evidence of the persistent presence in our society of individuals capable of the most brutal acts of evil driven by racial hatred. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's be tougher on the next Trump Commentary: Let's be tougher on the next Trump
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
What did we know? And when did we know it? And why didn’t we pay more attention to what we knew when we could still do something about it? [Read More]
Commentary: Earth's soil takes care of life Commentary: Earth's soil takes care of life
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Scientists and philosophers occasionally contemplate the tiny tolerances that make life on earth possible. Sometimes they refer to our globe’s orbit as the “Goldilocks Zone.” [Read More]
Commentary: More honest approach on executions Commentary: More honest approach on executions
7 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Capital punishment in America resembles a mild chronic disease that we’ve learned to live with. Most of the time it resides quietly in semi-remission, though occasionally it flares up enough for us to notice it, but not enough to make us take the cure. [Read More]
Commentary: Dubious distinction for whale calf Commentary: Dubious distinction for whale calf
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Last month, SeaWorld’s chief zoological officer, Chris Dold, said that the impending birth of a killer whale calf at the franchise’s San Antonio marine mammal park would probably be “bittersweet.” [Read More]
Commentary: On children and war Commentary: On children and war
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Morality and war have always been uncomfortable bedfellows. Maybe things were simpler in the past. [Read More]
Commentary: A drastic solution to a serious problem Commentary: A drastic solution to a serious problem
12 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Two contiguous stories in my local newspaper last week describe the same growing national problem, one in analytical statistical terms, the other as horrifying human tragedy. [Read More]
Commentary: What do we do now about health care? Commentary: What do we do now about health care?
13 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In an ideal world, politics is the means by which we resolve competing interests without losing sight of the principle that every politician’s first responsibility should always be serving the well-being of the body politic. [Read More]
Commentary: A mosque burns in Victoria, Texas Commentary: A mosque burns in Victoria, Texas
20 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Victoria, Texas, isn’t mentioned in The New York Times very often, but most Victorians probably didn’t welcome several references last week to an incident that occurred there in the early morning hours of Jan. 28. [Read More]
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