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Tom Crawford: ‘Religious freedom’ laws could have unintended impact

If you've been watching TV, you surely have seen the controversy in Kentucky, where a court clerk has been in and out of jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses on the grounds that it violates her religious beliefs.

September 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Politicians are flawed humans, too

State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, is a politician who's had a lot of things going his way.

September 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Another Web hoax stirs up a tempest

There are millions of people who primarily receive their news and information through items posted on the Internet or sent to them via email or text message.

September 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Carter shows a special kind of courage

When he sat down in a room full of journalists at the Carter Center to talk about the cancer that has spread to several parts of his body, Jimmy Carter was quite calm and collected in discussing his reaction to the dreaded diagnosis.

August 26, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Trump’s right about cronyism, political patronage

Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination seems to defy gravity and all the other laws of nature.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: As school starts, the games over the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgians, get ready to place your bets

Casino gambling is coming to Georgia. That is probably the horse to bet on.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgia takes good care of its billionaires

Georgia is a state where we measure ourselves by how other people think of us.

July 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Lawmakers have to defuse an explosive issue

With the legalization of fireworks this year, Georgia residents had a blast over the Fourth of July weekend - literally.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Business trumps tradition when it comes to flag flap

Some wars are not fought on battlefields these days. They are fought on social networks with the weapons of Twitter feeds and Facebook memes.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Saving water today beats toilet to tap tomorrow

This is what's happening in California as the state tries to cope with a record-breaking drought that is now in its fourth year.

July 08, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Writing new chapters in America's tale

You won't often see so many history-making events crammed into such a small period of time, but that was the case last week with three huge stories breaking in a little less than 30 hours - a bonanza for those of us who work in the news industry.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: SC flag debate has familiar ring to Georgians

It's as if we stepped into a time machine and went 15 years back into the past.

June 24, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Will Isakson now face a challenger in 2016 race?

Until the morning of June 10, next year's U.S. Senate race appeared to be already settled.

June 17, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Book tells of strange moment in Georgia's history

We live in a state where strange things can happen in politics, but you won't see anything stranger than the time Georgia had three people who all claimed to be the state's chief executive.

June 10, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Articles By Author - Tom Crawford


Tom Crawford: Tom Price is coming for your insurance

Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the Capitol crowd: Ned Flanders.

December 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Farewell to a zany Capitol character

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state Capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

November 30, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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