My Spin by Tom Campbell

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

The Road to Tomorrow

You cannot build a skyscraper economy on a foundation designed for a farmhouse,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in talking about America’s infrastructure. We yearn for that bright future...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 6, 2012

Fighting for Freedom from Debt

Everyone wants to avoid the proverbial fiscal cliff that threatens us on January 1, but nobody wants to make any sacrifices to prevent it. That is totally unrealistic, as some of North Carolina’s...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 29, 2012

Six Critical Weeks

Pat McCrory ran a winning gubernatorial campaign and now faces the even larger task of governing. The decisions he makes in the next six weeks could determine the success of his administration. We...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 21, 2012

Reaching Our Full Potential

One election night television commentator proclaimed that North Carolina had long been a “red” or Republican state. True, we voted Republican for every president since Jimmy Carter, with the...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 8, 2012