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Tom Crawford: Deal backs off on merit pay plan for teachers

Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal had everyone thinking he would make major changes in the state's public education system when the 2016 legislative session rolled around.

January 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Next governor’s race already heating up at Capitol

For the next few weeks you'll see every candidate for president dropping by the Capitol in Atlanta as they campaign toward the March 1 presidential primary.

January 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Legislators face unusually sticky issues in election year

Legislators will be returning to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session, but this one may have a slightly different feel to it.

January 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Here’s a salute to the accomplishments of 2015

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.

December 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Here are 2 guys who really need some Christmas cheer

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

December 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians, get ready for a power bill sticker shock

You would think we learned our lesson the first time around - but we didn't.

December 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Gov. Nathan Deal may be Georgia’s own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia is pricing students out of college

If you have a child attending one of Georgia's public universities, you may have the perception that the cost of college is going up faster here than just about anywhere else.

December 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Can, and should, Georgia refuse Syrian refugees?

Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant when he signed an executive order declaring that no Syrian refugees will be allowed to set foot in Georgia.

November 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Missouri case proves football is real campus king

There was an interesting role reversal at the University of Missouri last week.

November 18, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Political fortunes flowed from Pinkie’s tap

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 11, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia faces a stormy future as climate changes

This is what the future looks like.

November 04, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Transparency for tax breaks is heartburn for politicians

The phrase "GASB 77" is not just a random collection of letters and numbers. It is an accounting regulation that applies to state and local governments and could potentially cause massive headaches for elected officials.

October 28, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Jobs, health and gas — A review of state politics

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political stories.

October 21, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Deal looks to put his own stamp on state judiciary

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 14, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Articles By Author - Tom Crawford


Tom Crawford: Kemp's SEC primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Some people keep fighting the Civil War

You may have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

February 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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