My Spin by Tom Campbell

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

High Ground or High Horses

I went to this week’s Moral Monday protest to learn what all the rancor is about and gained some insights from the experience. I didn’t find a bunch of lefty loonies, morons or outsiders. Because...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   June 13, 2013

Tax Reform or Tax Tweaking?

Before the January start of this legislative session leaders of both houses proclaimed major overhaul of North Carolina’s tax codes to be among their highest priorities. Three weeks before the July...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   June 6, 2013

Human Trafficking In North Carolina

Sometimes it feels that just one more problem will overwhelm us, but there is one that needs immediate exposure and urgent attention: the growing problem of human trafficking, defined as the illegal...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   May 16, 2013

NC Moving Forward

Government is nothing more than a social contract. An essential function of government is to provide infrastructure for the common good that is too costly, too big or impractical for individuals to...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   May 9, 2013

What Have You Got to Lose?

North Carolina’s official toast boldly proclaims that ours is a state where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great. But we can never be that great state as long as so many of us are so...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   April 25, 2013