My Spin by Tom Campbell

McCrory's Education

Pat McCrory learned (or ought to have) three lessons of his own following his radio interview with former US Education Secretary Bill Bennett. Lesson 1: When you are governor everything you say will...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 30, 2013


The GOP Takeover isn't Complete...Yet

The new reality has North Carolina Republicans in control of all three branches of state government: the Governor’s mansion, legislature and with a majority on our Supreme Court. But the change...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 26, 2013


Where's The Plan?

With respect to our legislators the current talk of a tax reform plan makes about as much sense as hopping in a car and striking out to California without a GPS or road map. No doubt our tax codes are...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 24, 2013

I Would Have Liked to Have Heard....

Perhaps you also watched the presidential inauguration and enjoyed James Taylor, Beyoncй, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Kelly Clarkson, the parade and that stunning gown the First Lady wore to the balls...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 22, 2013




2013: The Year of Reform

Mark Twain said it is better to have people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Wary of that likelihood I nevertheless make my predictions for 2013. The word this year is...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 3, 2013

2012: A Year Off Course

2012 was the year we finally admitted that, much like a ship that sails for days one degree off course, our country and our state are lost and spiritually sick. Witness the contentious gridlock in...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 27, 2012


A New Year and a New Day

As we begin 2013, we are in many respects returning to the political past in North Carolina. Not since Reconstruction has the Republican Party held control of our executive, legislative, top court and...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 20, 2012