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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


Crawford: Here are some facts about state's charter schools

Between now and Nov. 6, you will hear a lot about the charter school constitutional amendment that's on the general election ballot.

August 22, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: T-SPLOST alters state's political debate

It didn't receive much attention in the state's media outlets, but it's worth noting that the T-SPLOST sales tax campaign saw a major change in the framing of the most basic political question of all: Should taxes ever be increased?

August 15, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. voters to leaders — we don’t trust you

Georgia voters sent a very clear message in last week's primaries: They don't trust the state's political leadership.

August 08, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Financial hardships have busted up legislature

The crash of 2007-08 that torpedoed the American economy has given us many hard-luck stories to tell.

August 01, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: It's the voters' turn to speak; will anyone listen?

Do you have strong feelings about gambling, abortions or the influence of lobbyists?

July 25, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: As Ga. banks fail, does anybody care?

When it comes to small towns, Ailey is about as small as they come.

July 18, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Our elected officials contradict themselves

Georgia legislators have been wandering off in some strange and contradictory directions over the past few years.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The numbers show a changing America

The language of a recent Supreme Court decision provides a useful reminder of how America has changed over the past 250 years and what has been the driving force behind those changes.

July 04, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. politics is greased by dollars

George Washington Plunkitt was born too soon.

June 27, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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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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