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Democracy in China

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That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn't come back.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 31, 2008

Chronichitis

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Many of you are suffering from a brain condition called ignorance. Others are infected with a disease called stupidity of the head.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 23, 2008

What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?

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Bipartisanship.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 17, 2008

Way to normal

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No offense, but you're totally unqualified to decide who my wife's boss is.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 10, 2008

Road hog

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I got the idea for this week's column from somebody I was talking to on the phone a couple of months ago. Trouble is, I can't remember who.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 03, 2008

We sing, we dance, we steal things

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Last week, I profiled the Democrats running for governor of Maine in 2010. Thousands were taken ill.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 26, 2008



Here come the bugs

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I'm not one of those people who assumes that just because somebody casually mentions they're thinking about running for governor of Maine in 2010, that they should be restrained, subjected to electro-shock therapy, and deported to someplace where they can't do any harm.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 19, 2008

All the ugly people

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Why did Maine voters give overwhelming approval to a tax-repeal referendum on Nov. 4, while simultaneously returning to office even more of the Democratic legislators who passed the unpopular tax in the first place?
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 12, 2008

Scars and souvenirs

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The campaign is over. Now for the fun stuff.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2008

Lost in the sound of separation

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While it’s true that candidates’ falsehoods, fibs, and fabrications make a columnist’s job easier, I could still eke out a living even if every politician in Maine suddenly became a fountain of factuality.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2008

Gabba gabba, hey! One of us!

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I was surprised to learn that I’ll be making my selection for president based not on the issues, but on the Republican vice-presidential candidate’s preferences in recreational activities.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 22, 2008



Beatin’ the odds

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Imagine this: A developer suddenly shows up in your rundown little town and announces plans for a multi-million-dollar project.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 16, 2008

Illusion of progress

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As the world teetered on the brink of another Great Depression, I was comforted by the knowledge that if civilization collapsed, I’d still have quality health care.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 09, 2008

Green around the gills

Politics and other mistakes
Spotting environmentalists used to be easy.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 02, 2008

No rules

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The state of Maine doesn’t give away money. Except for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Economic Development, and the state treasurer.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 25, 2008

Question the answers

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Lemoine is certainly not an incompetent doody-head. He’s a reckless weasel.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 17, 2008



Drinkin' problem

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No more local beer.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 10, 2008

Whole new ball game

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John Frary is a politician in the same sense that I’m the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 04, 2008

Privacy invasion

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Let’s talk about Susan Collins’s sex life.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 27, 2008

I've heard that story before

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Each year, Governor John Baldacci announces his top priority in the next legislative session will be reducing the state income tax. (“Lack of political clout? What lack of political clout?”)
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 20, 2008

Don't expect too much

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"We think we will be paid. We think we will be paid in full."
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 12, 2008


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