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Crawford: A campaign of old candidates, tired ideas

When I look at the race for governor in the closing weeks of the campaign, the things that I don't see include energy, enthusiasm or bold new ideas for revitalizing our great state of Georgia.

October 13, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Pay attention to the constitutional amendments

We've been concentrating so closely on the governor's race that it's easy to forget several amendments to the state constitution will also be decided by the voters on Nov. 2.

October 06, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Should Deal’s personal finances matter?

During a telephone call with reporters last week, Nathan Deal explained why he and his wife had made bad investment decisions that were threatening them with financial insolvency.

September 22, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Don’t raise taxes, yet power rate hikes are OK

Imagine what would happen if one of the candidates for governor, either Nathan Deal or Roy Barnes, proposed raising state taxes by $1 billion.

September 15, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ethics issues take over governor's race

Do Georgia voters really pay any attention to ethics issues?

September 08, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Here’s one way to raise graduation rates

One of the criticisms you'll often hear of Georgia is the low percentage of students who stay the course in high school and graduate with a diploma.

September 01, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Let’s focus on the important issues

As they moved through the first week of their general election campaign for governor, Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes focused their attention on this burning issue: the proposed construction of a mosque two blocks from the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City.

August 25, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Now we’ve got a race in November

When voters in the Republican runoff election were given the opportunity to choose the Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate Karen Handel for governor, they responded: "Thanks, but no thanks."

August 18, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: HOPE is running out for students

Is there any hope for Georgia's HOPE scholarship program?

August 11, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Running away from the president

When Sarah Palin endorsed Karen Handel prior to the Republican primary, Handel embraced that support and has been attached at the hip to Palin, figuratively speaking, ever since.

August 04, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The Ox is in the ditch, for good

When they fall, they fall fast.

July 28, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia’s water hopes trickling away

One year ago, a federal judge from Minnesota named Paul Magnuson signed his name to a 97-page court order that was part of the ongoing water wars involving Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

July 21, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia voters will conduct final poll

The race for governor has been a very stable one so far, at least if you believe in the validity of the polls.

July 14, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Gun limits shot down, one by one

It's been a very difficult year for politicians trying to raise money for their campaigns, but state Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Holly Springs, seems to have come up with an idea that's right on target.

July 07, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Senators could wreck Georgia’s budget

In normal times, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson would not have anything to do with drafting the state budget.

June 30, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: One Georgia lawmaker fights the power of GOP majority

Rep. David Stover is a brave man. He may well be one of the gutsiest people serving in the General Assembly.

March 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: State is stepping all over local control

When I first started writing about politics, my conservative friends would preach the gospel of "local control." They believed local governments did a better job of running things because local officeholders were closer to the people who elected them.

March 18, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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