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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


Crawford: Another Georgia politician faces the music

The Irish author Oscar Wilde once wrote, "I can resist anything except temptation."

Wilde could have been writing about Georgia politicians when he penned those words. The elected officials in this state have proved time and again that when it comes to temptation, especially the temptation of dollars, some of them just can't resist it.

June 19, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Jekyll Island’s fate depends on doing the math

School is out, vacations have started, and visitors from across the country are driving to one of the state's great coastal attractions, Jekyll Island.

June 12, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: What kind of future do Georgia’s Democrats have?

If you're still a Democrat in Georgia, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the future.

June 05, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Court ruling could end Ga. runoffs

There are many factors that will have an impact on next year's U.S. Senate race: the quality of the candidates, the strategies developed by their consultants, the amount of money they raise.

May 29, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. Republicans see no need to change course

The Republican Party delegates who gathered in Athens for their annual state convention heard a cautionary message from Gov. Nathan Deal about the future of the GOP.

May 22, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: New Ga. ethics law is half a loaf

Until last week, Georgia had been one of only three remaining states that put absolutely no limits on how much money lobbyists could spend to influence the passage or defeat of legislation in a General Assembly session.

May 15, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Crawford: Mystery of state election plays out in a week

For the past few months, I have heard the same question nearly everywhere I go.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Some good news for Georgia students

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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