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Crawford: Should we even talk about guns?

Georgia's senators were caught in a political crossfire last week over their vote on a gun control bill currently being considered in the U.S. Senate.

April 17, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State helps the rich get richer

Many school systems are furloughing teachers and can't provide a 180-day school year for their students. Our elected leaders at the Capitol say they just don't have the money to spend on public education.

April 10, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Sometimes, it’s better to do nothing

This year's General Assembly session was noteworthy as much for the bills that did not pass as for the ones that did.

April 03, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: How ‘historic’ is state's ethics legislation?

One of the major questions still to be answered in this year's legislative session is whether the House and Senate will actually agree on some kind of bill to limit what lobbyists can spend on lawmakers.

March 27, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. lawmakers aren’t accomplishing much this session

The last week of the General Assembly session is fast approaching and you might think the state's lawmakers would be concentrating on major issues that are truly important to constituents back in their districts.

March 20, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Hypocrisy is addictive to politicians

One thing I have always noticed about politicians is this: For almost anyone in elective office, hypocrisy is like heroin. It's so addictive that it's nearly impossible to resist it.

March 13, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Why power bills keep going up

Should a business be rewarded for failure?

March 06, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Who will take on Deal in 2014?

Those who are working on Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election campaign for 2014 might be feeling a little nervous right now.

February 27, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. leaders push for more guns, not fewer

We do things differently here.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Don’t write Broun off too quickly

Paul Broun made it official last week by announcing he will run for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat in 2014. The outspoken congressman and biblical scholar is already placing ads on political websites as he gets his campaign under way.

February 13, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: A needed tax, despite the dishonesty about it

Those who report on the activities of Georgia's legislators tend to concentrate on criticizing the things we think our elected officials are doing wrong.

February 06, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Saxby stirs state’s political pot

Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admire how Sen. Saxby Chambliss threw the state's political community into an uproar with last week's announcement that he won't run again in 2014.

January 30, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Cagle is back in Senate saddle

You could safely say that the past two years were probably not the best years of Casey Cagle's life.

January 23, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Hospitals or stadium — what choice will legislators make?

There is not an infinite amount of money in Georgia's annual budget. At the most, legislators will have a little more than $19 billion in state revenues to spend on the programs that are funded.

January 16, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Look for a low-key legislative session

The circus returns to Atlanta next week when Georgia's legislators convene the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

January 09, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Deal joins resistance against feds’ justice policy

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he has been confronted with a countermovement called "the resistance."

May 24, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Governor's race is off to an early start

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 17, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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