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Twist in my story

Politics and other mistakes
This is a cautionary tale about people who don’t know what they’re talking about.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2008

Everybody has the right to be wrong

Politics and other mistakes
The late political columnist Davis Rawson once infuriated then-Speaker of the House John Martin to the point that Maine’s most powerful politician told reporters, “Davis Rawson is a drunk and a has-been.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2008

Blown away

Politics and other mistakes
I’m sorry to inform you that there is an institution in Maine that repeatedly makes promises to the public, but rarely fulfills them.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 09, 2008

A watchdog of the labyrinth

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It costs Maine legislators almost a million bucks a year to hire somebody to embarrass them.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 02, 2008

Whatchu talkin’ about?

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“It’s like going through puberty again.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 26, 2008

Jump to it

Politics and other mistakes
Tax reform is the Evel Knievel of political issues. It gives us the most pleasure when it crashes and burns.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 19, 2008



Evil among us

Politics and other mistakes
There’s only one issue of any importance in the current campaign.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 12, 2008

Still da baddest

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Is your county commissioner on steroids?
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2008

Ill wind

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Most of Maine is too butt-ugly to preserve.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 27, 2008

Big important nothing

Politics and other mistakes
“You owe everybody in Maine an apology,” said a political activist, a person who’d be fired from his or her job in about 10 seconds if her or his boss found out he or she was talking to me.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2008

Defined by struggle

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For the next two months, our entertainment options are limited to reality shows, hockey, or politics.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 13, 2008



Who goes there?

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In one of the most profound changes ever instituted by state government, officials in Augusta recently announced they’d redefined the word “tourist.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2008

Life in cartoon motion

Politics and ohter mistakes
Welcome to the Public Broadcasting System’s new show, What Were You Thinking, You Idiot?
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2008

Back to black

Politics and other mistakes
It’s time to get state finances out of the red.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 23, 2008

Dressed up for the letdown

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I needed to get this column spiffed up, so I headed for the metaphor closet.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2008

Show up and blow up

Politics and other mistakes
I’d like a word with the 30 percent of Maine’s adult population that never, under any circumstances, votes.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2008



Committee of onions and failure

Politics and other mistakes
To help me decide on a topic for this week’s column, I assembled a blue-ribbon commission.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 02, 2008

In name only

Politics and other mistakes
All the shame. None of the fun.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 26, 2007

Kill the house lights

Politics and other mistakes
As we celebrate the solstice on December 21, take comfort in knowing that state officials are doing all they can to make it even darker. And, like Tax Day, more expensive.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2007

Tear me apart

Politics and other mistakes
Are people in southern Maine finally smartening up?
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 12, 2007

Inarticulate speech of the heart

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Incoherent politicians are as common as criminals. Although not quite as beneficial to society.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 05, 2007


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