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Crawford: Georgia Power gets its way again

This has been a good summer for Georgia Power, the company that provides electricity to millions of customers around the state.

July 27, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Who goes into debt? Nearly everybody

The topics of debt and default are much on the minds of Georgia's congressmen as the country nears an important Aug. 2 deadline.

July 20, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Atlanta scandal highlights larger education problems

You could cite many reasons for the cheating scandal that has blown up the Atlanta public school system and given Georgia another black eye in the national media.

July 13, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The real winners in state's legal battles — attorneys

In the courtroom, as on the playing field, the rules of competition are the same: You win some, you lose some.

July 06, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Relax, charter schools aren’t going away

Georgia became the center of the charter school universe recently as an estimated 4,000 people flocked to Atlanta for the National Charter Schools Conference.

June 29, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Politicians often don’t mean what they say

When President George W. Bush delivered his state of the union address in 2006, he made the bold promise that technological breakthroughs in alternative fuels would enable the U.S. to "replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025."

June 22, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Disaster looms for many of Georgia’s farmers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed and sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to declare 22 Georgia counties as disaster areas because of crop damage caused by the drought.

June 15, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Deal's port project is sinking

Gov. Nathan Deal has zoomed in on the project he believes will bring a more prosperous Georgia: dredging the Savannah River harbor.

June 08, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Gold Dome deals raise some eyebrows

Last summer, Delta Air Lines decided to do more for Georgia's legislators than just give them campaign contributions or have lobbyists buy them meals and drinks during the General Assembly session.

May 25, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: A tale of two Georgians at GOP gathering

Even though they couldn't be considered native sons, two men with Georgia connections are running for the Republican nomination for president.

May 18, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Lawmakers ignore collapse of our banks

Just before Labor Day weekend in 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation sent out a news release announcing that Integrity Bank in Alpharetta was being shut down by regulators.

May 11, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia is trailing Alabama in this race

There was a time when it seemed that no state could be more generous than Georgia when it came to giving tax assistance to corporations and their CEOs.

May 04, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Time for a peace treaty with University System

For the past few years, there has been a war between the University System and the members of the Georgia General Assembly. It is time to end the hostilities and negotiate a peace settlement.

April 27, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State tax breaks go to the privileged

William Henry Harrison, who had the bad fortune to serve only one month as president because of his untimely death from pneumonia, could have been talking about the Georgia General Assembly when he remarked: "All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."

April 20, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Diogenes would feel lost at state Capitol

The Greek philosopher Diogenes, as the story goes, was known to walk around Athens during the day with a lamp and tell people that he was "looking for an honest man."

April 13, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: The political parties’ big parties are worth skipping

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Metro Atlanta town going down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of ...

July 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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