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Crawford: Georgia’s leaders fix a past mistake

It's no secret that politicians often make mistakes - a lot of them.

May 08, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Here's why our kids aren’t learning

The dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library last week reminded me of one of the former president's most memorable public comments.

May 01, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Big spenders ready for Senate run

If U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and Tom Price all end up running for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat next year, you can be sure of one thing: They won't have to worry about a lack of money.

April 24, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Should we even talk about guns?

Georgia's senators were caught in a political crossfire last week over their vote on a gun control bill currently being considered in the U.S. Senate.

April 17, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State helps the rich get richer

Many school systems are furloughing teachers and can't provide a 180-day school year for their students. Our elected leaders at the Capitol say they just don't have the money to spend on public education.

April 10, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Sometimes, it’s better to do nothing

This year's General Assembly session was noteworthy as much for the bills that did not pass as for the ones that did.

April 03, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: How ‘historic’ is state's ethics legislation?

One of the major questions still to be answered in this year's legislative session is whether the House and Senate will actually agree on some kind of bill to limit what lobbyists can spend on lawmakers.

March 27, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. lawmakers aren’t accomplishing much this session

The last week of the General Assembly session is fast approaching and you might think the state's lawmakers would be concentrating on major issues that are truly important to constituents back in their districts.

March 20, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Hypocrisy is addictive to politicians

One thing I have always noticed about politicians is this: For almost anyone in elective office, hypocrisy is like heroin. It's so addictive that it's nearly impossible to resist it.

March 13, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Why power bills keep going up

Should a business be rewarded for failure?

March 06, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Who will take on Deal in 2014?

Those who are working on Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election campaign for 2014 might be feeling a little nervous right now.

February 27, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. leaders push for more guns, not fewer

We do things differently here.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Don’t write Broun off too quickly

Paul Broun made it official last week by announcing he will run for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat in 2014. The outspoken congressman and biblical scholar is already placing ads on political websites as he gets his campaign under way.

February 13, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: A needed tax, despite the dishonesty about it

Those who report on the activities of Georgia's legislators tend to concentrate on criticizing the things we think our elected officials are doing wrong.

February 06, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Saxby stirs state’s political pot

Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admire how Sen. Saxby Chambliss threw the state's political community into an uproar with last week's announcement that he won't run again in 2014.

January 30, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Crawford: Why Johnny can’t go to college

In less than a month, students will be reporting for fall semester classes at the public colleges that make up the state's University System.

July 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The end of a long runoff campaign is in sight

For those who have endured Georgia's longest runoff election ever, the July 22 finish line is finally coming into view.

July 16, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Do endorsements matter?

In the days after the May 20 primary elections, candidates who advanced to the runoffs made the usual scramble to secure endorsements from opponents who didn't make it out of the primary.

June 04, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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