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Crawford: Georgia gives Trump some problems

For a couple of months, Georgia was probably one of Donald Trump's favorite states.

February 08, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Tom Crawford: Lawmakers sometimes ride on wild side

More than a century ago, New York Surrogate Judge Gideon J. Tucker handed down a legal decision that included this observation of state lawmakers: "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session."

February 01, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Tom Crawford: Perdue is a perfect fit for Trump’s cabinet

The new president has finished filling the vacancies in his Cabinet by nominating Georgia's own Sonny Perdue as the secretary of agriculture.

January 25, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Tom Crawford: Obamacare repeal would hit Georgia hard

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on CNN last week.

January 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Pick up the phone; we must hold elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling that had infected the nation's capital.

January 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Deal made some smart moves; voters rejected his school plan

The year 2016 is over, but I want to start 2017 by looking back at some of the positive things from last year.

January 04, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians got an unwanted gift in their stockings

The sign outside the Public Service Commission hearing room on Dec. 20 said this: "Merry Christmas from the Georgia Public Service Commission."

December 28, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia's neighbors set an example for common sense

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia's neighboring states to the south and east.

December 21, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Light penalty is an early gift for Ralston

It isn't quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift he ever got in his life.

December 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Tom Price is coming for your insurance

Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the Capitol crowd: Ned Flanders.

December 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just hate it?

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Even amid changes, Georgia remains a red state

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

November 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The Trump effect on Georgia could hit health, environment

For both Georgia and the United States as a whole, the election of Donald Trump as president is going to mean some major changes in our lives.

November 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Why do governments fund rich sports owners?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion, and he is one of this country's largest private landowners.

November 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Isakson’s health is a valid issue in Senate race

There's not much suspense about who will win Georgia's U.S. Senate race. Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson has been ahead of his Democratic challenger, Jim Barksdale, by 10 points or more in most recent polls.

November 02, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: Metro Atlanta House race a referendum on Trump

During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.

February 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Tom Crawford: 2 bills that would put people first in Georgia

What should be the priority for state legislators: helping their poorest constituents avoid pain and suffering or protecting the financial status of their most affluent ...

February 15, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


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