My Spin by Tom Campbell

View from the Center

You’ve heard the spin from the right and the left regarding this session of the General Assembly, but little from centrists. I don’t claim to speak for all them all, but I call myself one and...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   August 1, 2013

The Forgotten Middle Class

Once upon a time, in fact until 1980, the average worker could maintain a middle class income laboring in our factories, building our homes and offices, nursing us to health and working in our...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   July 25, 2013

Table talk at NC SPIN

People often ask what conversations take place before we tape NC SPIN and I tell them the talk around the table before taping and during commercial breaks is often as interesting and compelling as...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   July 18, 2013


The Last Word on Tax Change

Pundits, partisans and politicos have offered their views on the tax plan passed this week, ranging from praise to pleas. Politics is the art of compromise and this product is full of compromise. Can...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   July 18, 2013

North Carolina: Red, Blue or Purple?

I always thought the vast majority of North Carolina citizens, especially voters, were moderates but recent national publications and media commentaries have me questioning whether it is true. Instead...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   July 15, 2013

Tillis’ Two Dilemmas

House Speaker Thom Tillis may be the single most important person in state government right now and he’s got some pretty important decisions to make in the next few days…critical decisions that...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   July 11, 2013


The Power of One

Kennedy Cousar’s birthday party was unlike like that of most 9-year-old girls. She invited her friends, her schoolmates, even members from church, but instead of birthday gifts she asked her guests...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   July 3, 2013

Gimme a Break

Negotiations over the tax and budget package due to go into effect Monday have broken down. We hear there has been progress made over certain parts of the tax “reforms” being discussed, but still...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   June 28, 2013



Leaving Rural North Carolina

Throughout its history North Carolina was a rural state; farming was the principle source of income. The improvement of transportation in the 20th century made possible successful textile and...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   June 20, 2013