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Tom Crawford: ‘Trump effect’ hitting incumbents in House races

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 18, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Deal still has ways to tame conservatives angered by vetoes

The casual political observer might be asking this question after taking in the events of the past few weeks: When did Gov. Nathan Deal become a liberal Democrat?

May 11, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: This is one strange election year in Georgia

When friends ask me if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so much fun?"

May 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: It's time the PSC finally said 'no' to Georgia Power

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: It's a bad time for state lawmaker to get DUI

It's never a good time for a politician to get arrested for driving under the influence, but it's especially bad to get pulled in by law enforcement when the next election is less than six weeks away.

April 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia leaders aim to keep us in the dark

Whenever you hear an elected official say they support the concept of "transparency" in government, you really shouldn't take them seriously. They usually don't mean what they're saying.

April 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: State legislators willing to defy Deal in recent session

This year's General Assembly session could be described as the one where legislators started to declare their independence from Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: State lawmakers don’t follow clock

Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time.

March 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia's ‘religious liberty’ bill is up to Deal

As Gov. Nathan Deal ponders the "religious liberty" bill that the General Assembly has adopted, he can look to recent examples of how two other Republican governors handled this particular issue.

March 23, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Incumbents are on the defensive this election year

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is the kind of politician who would seem to be very conservative.

March 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Why qualifying week should matter to Georgians

Qualifying week, when candidates fill out the paperwork to be on the election ballot, is something I call "put up or shut up" time.

March 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Bill to limit board members is a Capitol contradiction

Talk to any member of the General Assembly, and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs.

March 02, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Political endorsements now fall flat

In every election cycle, political pundits will spend a lot of time talking about why endorsements are so important to a candidate.

February 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Fight is on in Georgia over freedom of faith

Whatever happened to faith, hope and love?

February 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Kemp's SEC primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Articles By Author - Tom Crawford


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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