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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


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


Tom Crawford: Real election fun begins after Labor Day

It's a long-established political truism that a presidential race doesn't really start until after Labor Day.

September 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Violent extremism wears many faces, not just Muslim

When it comes to people who observe the Muslim faith, Georgia doesn't exactly put out the welcome mat. If anything, that welcome mat is yanked out from under them.

August 31, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Cobb election result offers a lesson for voters

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Battles actually brewing in some legislative races

If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.

August 16, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Isakson may be hurt by Trump's tumble in Georgia

One year ago, the political experts were sure of two things about Georgia voters.

August 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia is not a battleground state yet

As the last of the two conventions finished its business of nominating a presidential candidate last week, the Clinton and Trump campaigns were quickly shifting into high gear.

August 03, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: Lawmaker is fighting an old war he can’t win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson.

June 21, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia can learn a lesson from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C., but out to the west in Kansas.

June 14, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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