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Tom Crawford: Here’s a salute to the accomplishments of 2015

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some people who deserve commendations for what they accomplished in 2015.

December 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Here are 2 guys who really need some Christmas cheer

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

December 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians, get ready for a power bill sticker shock

You would think we learned our lesson the first time around - but we didn't.

December 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Gov. Nathan Deal may be Georgia’s own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia is pricing students out of college

If you have a child attending one of Georgia's public universities, you may have the perception that the cost of college is going up faster here than just about anywhere else.

December 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Can, and should, Georgia refuse Syrian refugees?

Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant when he signed an executive order declaring that no Syrian refugees will be allowed to set foot in Georgia.

November 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Missouri case proves football is real campus king

There was an interesting role reversal at the University of Missouri last week.

November 18, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Political fortunes flowed from Pinkie’s tap

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 11, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia faces a stormy future as climate changes

This is what the future looks like.

November 04, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Transparency for tax breaks is heartburn for politicians

The phrase "GASB 77" is not just a random collection of letters and numbers. It is an accounting regulation that applies to state and local governments and could potentially cause massive headaches for elected officials.

October 28, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Jobs, health and gas — A review of state politics

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political stories.

October 21, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Deal looks to put his own stamp on state judiciary

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 14, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Not all regulations are necessarily bad

History was made last month at the C. B. King Federal Courthouse in downtown Albany. Federal Judge Louis Sands had before him a defendant named Stewart Parnell, who was once the president of a now-defunct food processing company called Peanut Corporation of America.

October 07, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Legislator passes on HOPE of education to others

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE Scholarship, you couldn't do it.

September 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Immigration in the cross hairs in 2016 race

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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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


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