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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


Crawford: A break to catch up on old stories

Major league baseball players will be taking a midseason break for the All Star game, so we'll take our own midseason break and catch up on developments in some of the stories highlighted in earlier columns.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: America’s promise this Fourth

The timing could not have been better. In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the founding of this country, we were given reminders of just what it means to be an American

July 03, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Bad ideas can come from either party

Several years ago the Georgia Democratic Party enacted rules to guarantee there would be racial and gender diversity among its leaders.

June 26, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Articles By Author - Tom Crawford


Crawford: Georgia voters can get the job done

For the past 20 years, an idea frequently floated for reforming the political system has been to set term limits for elected officials.

August 27, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. election candidates stuck in the past

There are many lessons about elections I've learned through years of reporting on politics.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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