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Crawford: Federal health care law has GOP roots

On the day after the Nov. 6 elections, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner conceded that the reelection of Barack Obama as president, along with a Republican-controlled Senate, made it effectively impossible that the federal health care act known as Obamacare will ever be repealed.

December 05, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Who will take on Chambliss for re-election?

Sen. Saxby Chambliss is hearing thunder from the right - and plenty of it - as he prepares for a possible run for re-election in 2014.

November 28, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Barrow again proves he’s a political survivor

There is something about John Barrow, the U.S. House member from Georgia's 12th District, that drives normally even-tempered politicians into a frenzy.

November 21, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Tallying election’s winners, losers in Ga.

The election is over and we know who our president and members of Congress are going to be. Let's take a few minutes and look at some of the other winners and losers in Georgia politics.

November 14, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State GOP seeks supermajority

Regardless of how the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney played out overnight, Georgia Republicans hope to have something significant to celebrate on this morning after the election.

November 07, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Deal takes big gamble with lottery choice

In the 20 years since it began operations, the Georgia Lottery has had only two fulltime directors.

October 31, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Amendment 2 a money saver? Proceed with caution

With all of the attention that has been focused on the constitutional amendment dealing with the creation of state charter schools, many voters may not be aware that there is an Amendment 2 on the ballot as well.

October 24, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Tourism tax break is a hard sell

It's become the tax break for developers that no one in state government can figure out how to give away.

October 17, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Charter school battle may end in court

The campaign on the charter school constitutional amendment seems destined to end up in a courtroom rather than a classroom.

October 10, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: There's no debating the fact that debates matter

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head tonight in the first of three presidential debates, with the initial one at the University of Denver.

October 03, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: ‘Blank check’ for stadium trumps state’s real needs

There are many things in Georgia that we don't have enough money to pay for, according to our elected leadership.

September 26, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State closes the door on history to Georgians

One of the saddest bits of news I've seen in a while was an announcement last week from the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

September 19, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. voters are tolerant, forgiving

After many years of observing the activities of Georgia's politicians, I've come to the inescapable conclusion that the state's voters surely do like scoundrels. If they didn't, they wouldn't keep on electing so many of them to public office.

September 12, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Facing a hard fall in run toward Election Day

Now that Labor Day is behind us, the political tradition is that this is when a presidential campaign really begins.

September 05, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. politicians take care of their own

The members of the Senate Ethics Committee have finally settled ethics complaints filed against one of their fellow lawmakers, state Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville.

August 29, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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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 ...

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


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