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Tom Crawford: Georgians got an unwanted gift in their stockings

The sign outside the Public Service Commission hearing room on Dec. 20 said this: "Merry Christmas from the Georgia Public Service Commission."

December 28, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia's neighbors set an example for common sense

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia's neighboring states to the south and east.

December 21, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Light penalty is an early gift for Ralston

It isn't quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift he ever got in his life.

December 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Tom Price is coming for your insurance

Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the Capitol crowd: Ned Flanders.

December 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just hate it?

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Even amid changes, Georgia remains a red state

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

November 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The Trump effect on Georgia could hit health, environment

For both Georgia and the United States as a whole, the election of Donald Trump as president is going to mean some major changes in our lives.

November 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Why do governments fund rich sports owners?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion, and he is one of this country's largest private landowners.

November 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Isakson’s health is a valid issue in Senate race

There's not much suspense about who will win Georgia's U.S. Senate race. Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson has been ahead of his Democratic challenger, Jim Barksdale, by 10 points or more in most recent polls.

November 02, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Voters will settle 2 unknowns on Georgia ballot

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

October 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Politics in Georgia is all about connections

If you learned you had cancer, what would you do?

October 19, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia Power likely to get an early Christmas gift

Christmas traditionally is celebrated Dec. 25 for most Georgians. This year, one of our wealthiest corporate citizens may be celebrating that holiday a little earlier.

October 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: 2 other state ballot amendments should be studied closely

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 05, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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 to local magistrate judges.

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


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Tom Crawford: House runoff in metro Atlanta is all about Trump

The first round of voting in the 6th Congressional District special election was a giant exercise in sorting.

April 26, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Public Service Commission facing reality over nuclear cost overruns

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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