My Spin by Tom Campbell


ICE fishing

When President Trump visited North Carolina he assured our state that the federal checkbook would be opened and that we would get almost anything we wanted from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   September 27, 2018

At our best when times are worst

It happened once again with Hurricane Florence. Whenever North Carolina is in crisis - such as with storms or other catastrophes – we collectively rise to the occasion. Politics, rivalries and past...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   September 20, 2018


In the path

We should start a petition for the National Weather Service to eliminate names starting with the letter “F” in naming storms. Fran, Floyd, now Florence have wreaked havoc with property, disrupted...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   September 13, 2018

Peeling the healthcare onion

State Treasurer Dale Folwell administers the State Health Plan, the largest in our state. Folwell believes his office should know what various procedures cost his 700,000 present and retired state...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   September 6, 2018

Labor Day then and now

Labor Day was the saddest day of the year when I was young. It signaled the official end of summer and the start of the routine of getting up early, going to school, doing homework and going to bed...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   August 30, 2018


5 + 6 = Ugly defeat in November

Someone should tell our legislative leadership that sometimes it is best to quit while you're behind. And they are definitely behind the eight-ball on two proposed constitutional amendments. The first...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   August 23, 2018


Impeach Justices?

Dallas Woodhouse, Executive Director of the state Republican Party, lobbed a grenade into a Friday discussion about the Constitutional Amendments on  November's ballot, by suggesting that our Supreme...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   August 18, 2018


Be careful what you ask for

When the courts rule against laws our legislature has passed, which they often do, it never seems to enter lawmakers’ minds that those rulings are because of their own wrongheaded notions. Nope...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   August 16, 2018