NC Spin Articles

Six 2012 Election Issues by Tom Campbell

As candidates plan their final strategies for the May 8th Primary Elections the common refrain is their inability to raise money this election cycle. Donors and voters alike are tired of the trash and...    Read More

April 5, 2012

All Dollars, No Sense

Among the many unfathomable vagaries of this time is the yo-yo world of mortgage lending. In 2007, you could borrow $300,000 or more to purchase a home if you could fog a mirror. They called it “no...    Read More

March 31, 2012

Which Way Did They Go? I'm Their Leader

House Speaker Thom Tillis might have said more than he thought when recently remarking that even if voters approve the Marriage Amendment in the upcoming election he suspects it will be overturned...    Read More

March 30, 2012



Your "Must Have" is My Option

A new book stimulates interesting discussion. “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism,” written by a Harvard professor and a Harvard researcher looks at the impact and...    Read More

March 23, 2012

A Healthier NC Campaign

At the conclusion of the NC SPIN Healthcare Forum, Tom Campbell shared exciting news of a statewide campaign focused on improving the health of our state. The "A Healthier NC" campaign will have three...    Read More

March 22, 2012


Gas Prices Fuel Concern for Growth

In a March 13 Charlotte Business Journal article, UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton shared some positive revisions to his economic growth projections for 2012 - now projecting 2 percent growth...    Read More

March 17, 2012

NC SPIN Healthcare Forum - Agenda for March 20

What the Health: Can We Survive Our Healthcare System" - Forum Agenda, March 20, 2012 GSK Research and Development Auditorium, GSK Main Campus, RTP 8:30 a.m. Open, welcome, introductions, sponsors Tom...    Read More

March 16, 2012

Politicians, Poor People and Historians

Politicians say dumb things, often when cameras and reporters are present. Then they are forced to admit what they said was dumb or try to defend it. When they choose the latter course they always...    Read More

March 8, 2012


Let the games begin

The May 8th primary elections promise contrasts, excitement and perhaps some revelations. Many races drew large fields of candidates but far too many legislative matches had little or no opposition...    Read More

March 1, 2012