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Crawford: House leaders attack 1 of their own

It was a spectacle you seldom see during a legislative session.

February 26, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Medicaid bill reveals GOP's election year worries

When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say.

February 19, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Fast legislature session still can get silly

When legislators launched this year's episode of the General Assembly, they were determined to get the session completed quickly so they could start campaigning for those early primary elections on May 20.

February 12, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The real cause of Atlanta's ice storm fiasco

Georgia has become the country's laughingstock after the national media watched the metro Atlanta region grind completely to a halt over a 2-inch snowfall.

February 05, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: A sudden focus on medical marijuana

Nobody at the Capitol was talking about the legalization of marijuana this time last year, but suddenly it's become a leading topic of discussion in the General Assembly.

January 29, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Governor's race puts school funding in focus

State school Superintendent John Barge is on a political suicide mission.

January 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State legislators are back, but not for long

When House Speaker David Ralston sat down with reporters last week to discuss the new legislative session, he addressed the question that's been on the mind of every Capitol denizen.

January 15, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: It’s showtime for Ga. politicians

It is far too early to predict who will replace Saxby Chambliss as Georgia's next senator, but it's going to be the most entertaining Senate race voters have seen in a long time.

January 08, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: It’s better to be lucky than good

In the world of politics, it's often better to be lucky than good.

January 01, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Christmas can be a sad season for some

I try to remain cheerful and optimistic during the holiday season, but it isn't easy when you're reminded how tough things are for so many Georgians.

December 25, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Thurmond takes on his biggest job yet

As Michael Thurmond tells the story, he got a phone call one day from an attorney for the DeKalb County school board asking if he would be interested in the job of school superintendent.

December 18, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Gov. Deal looks nervous — should he be?

Gov. Nathan Deal was the picture of confidence last week as he presided over the traditional lighting of the state Christmas tree.

December 11, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Public money goes to the rich

There's an old joke that goes, "a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."

December 04, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Pilgrims showed how we should work together

When it comes to holidays, I've always preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas.

November 27, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Another set of suckers fall for stadium scheme

David Hannum, a competitor of the showman P. T. Barnum, is generally credited with being the one who coined the phrase, "There's a sucker born every minute."

November 20, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: State budget shines light on what really matters

Gov. Nathan Deal's office released his state budget for fiscal year 2016 late last week, and if you work your way through the numbers in the document you will see a significant turning point in recent state history.

January 21, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Lawmakers, better keep those election promises

When Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk went to Washington last week, they left Georgia with the adulation of tea party activists who had voted to elect them as the new representatives for the 10th and 11th House districts. Hice and Loudermilk discovered quickly that those good feelings aren't guaranteed to last long.

January 14, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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