My Spin by Tom Campbell

Grading McCrory's Speech

Governor Pat McCrory was obviously eager to deliver his state of the state, starting before the 7 o'clock hour and pre-empting network nightly newscasts.  His speech was about 45 minutes long...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   February 18, 2013

Senate Bill 4 is Wrong on Many Levels

Most everyone agrees North Carolina’s Medicaid program is broken, but fixing Medicaid hasn’t been a high priority for previous governors or legislators. Now might be the right time and Governor...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   February 7, 2013

The Bottom of the Internet Pipeline

According to the Federal Communications Commission, North Carolina finds itself in the unenviable position of being at the bottom, tied with Mississippi, for having the lowest number of households...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 31, 2013

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