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Crawford: Ga. senators are the grown-ups in the room

The great shutdown of 2013 finally ended last week, with Congress voting to raise the debt ceiling and prevent the federal government from defaulting on obligations to pay bills it had already incurred.

October 23, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Some interesting numbers might shake up the races

The names Nunn and Carter were familiar ones to Georgia voters a while back and they are making a comeback today, thanks to a new generation of political offspring.

October 16, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Obamacare could be its own death panel

If you are looking for ground zero in the fight against the Affordable Care Act, it is right here in Georgia.

October 09, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Federal default could hurt Georgia

Has Washington gone crazy?

October 02, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Deal follows tradition by attacking the messenger

When you are governor of Georgia. you quickly learn an essential lesson: Sometimes it's necessary to go to war with the Atlanta media. It's a long-established tradition in state politics.

September 25, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia flunks at college funding

In many states, one of the top policy objectives is to provide a K-12 and college education for as many people as possible in the belief that a well-educated citizenry is good for a state's future well-being.

September 18, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. Democrats set a new course

When you find yourself stuck in a deep hole, the first thing you should do is stop digging.

September 11, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Lawmakers leave job they vowed to do

When he was president, Ronald Reagan could often be heard urging his supporters to "stay the course."

September 04, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Watch out for your wallets

Our state constitution and laws are embedded with provisions that have one simple purpose: to keep politicians and their cronies from looting the public treasury and leaving taxpayers with a mountain of debt.

August 28, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: From Hillary to Honey Boo Boo, what Georgians are thinking

Public Policy Polling conducted a statewide survey in Georgia a couple of weeks ago to gauge public sentiment on the upcoming Senate and presidential races.

August 21, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. school funding is cheating kids

This is what we are doing to the children we are supposed to be educating.

August 14, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Handel goes on the attack early

The calendar tells us there are still several months remaining in 2013, but Karen Handel is acting as if 2014 were already here and we were in the middle of a full-bore Senate race.

August 07, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Nunn shakes up the Senate race

Most Georgia voters don't know a lot about Michelle Nunn, aside from the fact that she has a father, Sam, who was a U.S. senator for 24 years.

July 31, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Is Georgia Power losing its political spark?

For many decades, Georgia Power has been the 800-pound gorilla in state politics.

July 24, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Dalton mayor makes it a race

If you believe that a vigorous discussion of the issues is important to our political system, then you have to give a big thanks to Dalton Mayor David Pennington.

July 17, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Articles By Author - Tom Crawford


Crawford: Parties fight battle of the ballot

In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy.

September 17, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: In politics, the camera never blinks

When George Orwell first coined the phrase "Big Brother is watching you," he knew what he was talking about.

September 10, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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