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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

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

Back to black

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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

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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

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

Kill the house lights

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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

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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

Elect the dead

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Before they can be taken seriously, candidates for Congress ought to meet certain stringent criteria. Such as: having a pulse.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 28, 2007

All the dark horses

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Here’s what I like about the gambling industry: It provides suitable locations for sleazeballs and stupid people to hang out.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 20, 2007

Stay away from me, baby

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Imagine a Maine in which almost everybody is over the age of 40.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 14, 2007

Meanest of times

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The field looks as if it’s been hit by a terrible disaster.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 07, 2007

Extreme behavior

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If you wanted to make the Maine Legislature look good, you’d compare it to the Portland School Committee.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 31, 2007


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All human beings are born with an innate sense that they’re fiscally responsible.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2007

The highway kind

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For critics of government excess, the Maine Turnpike Authority is a big target. You can even see it from outer space.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 17, 2007

Ills of modern man

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I’m always amazed when somebody who’s famous for a really bad idea suddenly comes up with a really good idea.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 10, 2007

Trading for my sorrows

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My reputation as a problem solver is a little on the shabby side.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2007

It won’t be soon before long

Politics and other mistakes
What Strimling is doing in delaying his entry into the race may be on the high end of coy and the low end of ethical, but it’s dead center on traditional.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 26, 2007

Not accepted anywhere

Politics and other mistakes
I admit Winkle — it’s OK if I call you Winkle, isn’t it, Mr. Paw? — doesn’t have a lot to do with Maine politics.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2007

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