Entries by kmr

The power of rhetoric and turning the page

Got to thinking about the level of debate today, the kind of smallball that’s slowly ripping us apart. Thinking about how we get beyond this era or at least shorten it, because in the name of political fights and/or the next election cycle we are throwing away the future. We are making short term decisions […]

Because some people are just awful

Totally off the rails as well as, well, immoral. I expect we’ll see a lot more of this. Via Crooks and Liars: In the past two weeks, GOP Assembly members have sent mailings out on what appears to be the state’s dime to their constituents about health insurance. Only, they don’t direct those people to […]


I’ve seen a lot of really awful newspaper web sites, but the pop up and scroll over mess at the the N&O and Charlotte Observer is really out of hand. Overall, the site are pretty good, but the “interactive” ads are totally annoying. Makes me use them less. Count me among those who think that […]

Friendly advice

This weekend’s piece by Taylor Batten in the Charlotte Observer kinda nails the governor’s image obsession. Maybe he is taking a lot of shots and snark, but he’s the governor. Even without the stumbles of the first year he’d be taking heat. I won’t delve into the psychology of it, but I will offer some […]

Blogging again

Been working on a larger media project that’s just about ready to go. Details shortly. Until, then please enjoy whatever shows up here. Or not. Really, don’t take it seriously. This blog sucks.

Please visit The Carolina Mercury

Hello, I’m taking a break from this particular blog and taking time to retool it a bit. In the meantime, please pay a visit to The Carolina Mercury. You find a lot of NC political and public policy news, stories and analysis. Thanks, Kirk Ross

House Bill 589 — VIVA Election Reform

Here, read this. We’ll take it section by section later: HOUSE BILL 589 RATIFIED BILL AN ACT to restore confidence in government by establishing the voter information verification act to promote the electoral process through education and increased registration of voters and by requiring voters to provide photo identification before voting to protect the right […]