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Crawford: Ga. SAT scores stay near bottom

It is a news story that has become very familiar over the past decade.

September 28, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Huckaby takes on the challenge of culling colleges

Hank Huckaby is soon going to find out who his real friends are.

September 21, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Cloudy reasoning behind firing state climatologist

David Stooksbury, the state climatologist for the past 12 years, was eminently qualified to do the work that he does. I don't know of anyone who was more qualified.

September 14, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Redistricting is a time to settle scores

Legislators will tell you that they have to redraw the boundaries of Georgia's election districts every 10 years to account for shifts in population.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The tea party brings out the anti-tea party

The battle over the T-SPLOST election date during this special legislative session has been described as a showdown between the anti-tax tea party and the various chambers of commerce who supported the transportation tax.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: New maps outline the changing political landscape

When our legislators redraw the boundaries of their election districts, as they are doing in the special legislative session now under way, they not only reshape the state's political landscape, they close out chapters in Georgia's history.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Majority party always benefits from the magic of redistricting

Georgia legislators have returned to Atlanta this week for a chore they must handle only once or twice every decade: redistricting and reapportionment.

August 17, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Behold your state government at work

Our lawmakers will be back in Atlanta on Monday for a special session on redistricting, but before the fun begins let's catch up on a few developments in state politics.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Tea partyers shouldn’t complain — they won

I was sitting at my desk the other day when the latest report from Georgia's Department of Audits landed in my email inbox.

August 03, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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


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Tom Crawford: State panel needed to hold judges accountable

There are roughly 2,000 judges in Georgia, serving at every level of the judicial system from the state Supreme Court all the way down ...

September 28, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Be glad Georgia dodged North Carolina's fate

If you want to see how badly politicians can mess up a state, look no farther than our neighbor North Carolina.

September 21, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Boards resist state school takeover plan

Gov. Nathan Deal very much wants to do away with local boards of education that run Georgia's public school systems.

September 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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