NMPolitics.net is shutting down; here are my final two cents


  1. Heath Haussamen says:

    Once again everyone, thanks for the kind words. Be sure to check out my new project – http://www.nmindepth.com. Expect good things… I am.

  2. durablebrad says:

    Heath Haussamen:

    I hope that your further endeavors do much to change the culture of corruption that currently limits the success and prosperity of the people of New Mexico. Few are focusing on this problem, although many offer lip service.

    It took quite a while, but after you recognized the veracity of my factual assertions, I believe that your approval of my posts indicated a certain unspoken understanding of a common goal. In my estimation, you are a driven man and deserve every opportunity to create a better world through your investigative reporting. My only wish is that you stay strong and stay true.

    In the words of the recently departed Alexander Cockburn: “The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.”   

    Best of luck, Heath.       

  3. Jose Z. Garcia says:

    Heath:  it pains me to see your site inactive.  You inspired me with your passionate integrity and your powerful journalistic skills.  I always considered it a privilege and a compliment when you posted one of my commentaries.  There is something deeply wrong when some of the best journalism in the state cannot be sustained financially, and your absence creates a hole in our understanding of our political system and of ourselves as New Mexicans.  Vaya con Dios.
    Jose Z. Garcia

  4. qofdisks says:

    Good bye Heath.  It has been really fun.  I hope our paths will cross again out there in the blogs.  I will miss this site as it was more than just an echo chamber for either side.  We are just looking for some truth.
    This is how I feel…

  5. Heath Haussamen says:

    Thanks Dr. J! Give us a chance to do good work. I’m confident we’ll win you over. :-)

  6. Dr. J says:

    Thank you Heath, I do trust that will be the case, but the Kellogg group’s reputation precedes it, that is why I worry.  Also, excellent essay here, a great parting gift to your loyal readers, best of luck.

  7. ecorso says:

    Good Luck with your new venture, Heath, I wish you well. Thank you for publishing my essays and letting me in on the conversation it gave me a healthy shove in the right direction.
    In a perfect world we would all be pursuing the same or similar goals. This is, as you well know, not a perfect world but one defined by motives on both sides of every issue. It is, of course, those motives which define the narrative and which are not always made plain and sometimes purposefully obscured. Good journalism and good editorial commentary is how we penetrate the surface and uncover motives and hidden agendas exposing them to public view. I’m looking forward to New Mexico In Depth digging into the issues and shining a bright light on what is behind the news and behind the rhetoric. I’m certain you will do that. Good luck. Emanuele

  8. Heath Haussamen says:

    Dr. J, the funders of New Mexico In Depth have no control over editorial content. I would not have undertaken such a project under such conditions.

  9. Dr. J says:

    Yes, very unfortunate, no telling what the new Kellogg sponsored site will be like, I am not optimistic, will it be real journalism, or influenced?

  10. Mr64 says:

    Leaves me with a heavy heart to see this site go away.  I am sure we will see much more of you at the state and national levels.

  11. Hemingway says:

    Heath – sad to see the blog disappear. Please keep the blog’s archives alive. There is so much valuable information on the blog. Thanks

  12. Ken Miyagishima says:

    Heath, I am sorry to see you go, I always appreciated your in depth reporting
    and fairness in any topic you covered.  The best to you and your family, take
    care.  Ken Miyagishima

  13. Dogwatch says:

    Thanks for the service. This is a big loss for our state. The KOB/KOAT/Journal/NM Mexican etc. don’t give us news about what is happening politically here. I hope someone can step in and fill the void..

  14. Bernie says:

        Heath. I hate to see you go, but it’s the right move. I’ll miss your insightful and balanced look at this crazy thing we call politics and government. Best wishes in your new endeavor. I know that with the ethics, integrity and honesty you brought to NMPolitics you will enjoy success.