Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

THIS WEEK'S NC SPIN DISCUSSES THREE BATTLES IN OUR STATE.  We take off the glvoes for the ongoing battle over the stage budget and Medicaid between the legislature and our Governor. Next we discuss the political battle between two doctors to represent the 3rd Congressional district in eastern carolina. And the battle between our State Treasuer and hospitals looks like a game of chicken....who's going to blink first. Plus we ask the panel to tell us something we don't know. This weeks panel includes former House Speaker Joe Mavretic, political analyst Brenda Pollard, The Newsroom's Chris Fitzsimon and syndicated columnist and author John Hood. Tom Campbell hosts this NC SPIN on UNC-TV Friday night at 7:30 and again Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Plus you can always stream this show by visiting ncspin.com Thank you for watching

My Spin by Tom Campbell

Why target DHHS?

The only explanation for why the Department of Health and Human Services was treated the way they were in the state budget is that they are being targeted. Read More

9:31 p.m. Thursday

Democrats and Republicans find common ground

Gary Pearce, in Talking About Politics, says that both parties agree Washington is corrupt. But nothing ever seems to change. People get angrier and angrier – at the system and, ultimately, at each other.    Read More

9:22 p.m. Thursday


















Our revolution needs constant care

In writing about the American revolution, John Adams said, Adams said. “Thirteen clocks were made to strike together — a perfection of mechanism, which no artist had ever before effected.” There are no guarantees of its continued success.    Read More

by John Hood   |   July 4, 2019




Stop posturing on immigration reform

Some sheriffs contend they are constitutional officers and can't be ordered around by state lawmakers. If they choose not to comply with federal requests, they say, they can do so. Is this a persuasive argument?    Read More

by John Hood   |   June 27, 2019










Public views split on government size

In March of this year the Pew Research Center asked respondents in a poll whether government funding should increase, decrease or stay the same for a variety of programs. Their answers are surprising.    Read More

by John Hood   |   June 20, 2019