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Myths and fables

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Political ideology is, to a large extent, based on falsehoods and contradictions.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2014

God told me to

Politics + Other Mistakes
Neither satirizing nor chastising sinners has proven effective. Many of them keep getting re-elected.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2014

Money don’t talk

 Politics + Other Mistakes
The problem with our constitutionally protected right to free speech is that the Founding Fathers neglected to limit it to people who agree with me.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 03, 2014

Say something stupid

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Here are the 10 stupidest things said by Maine politicians in 2013.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2013

That all you got?

Politics + Other Mistakes
This isn’t one of those columns where I ridicule some clueless schlub — such as Republican US Senate candidate Erick Bennett.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 12, 2013

A man for all seasons

Politics + Other Mistakes
If you elect him governor, he will give you anything your heart desires.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 04, 2013

Wrong number

 Politics + Other Mistakes
What if there was a political figure who frequently made wildly inaccurate statements about public policy?
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 27, 2013

Divided hearts

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By: AL DIAMON  |  November 20, 2013

Where were you when I needed you?

 Politics + Other Mistakes
The Bangor Daily News ran an editorial saying US Representative Mike Michaud, the Democrats’ gubernatorial candidate, is “brave” to announce he’s gay. He isn’t.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 14, 2013

Can this marriage be saved?

 Politics + Other Mistakes
“If you vote for Paul LePage,” my wife said in that carefully restrained voice she uses whenever I’m in big trouble, “I will divorce you.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 07, 2013

The price you pay

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By: AL DIAMON  |  October 30, 2013

The name of the game

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By: AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2013

Tax me

 Politics + Other Mistakes
I like paying sales tax. No, I haven’t fallen and hit my head.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 17, 2013

Ugly truth

 Politics + Other Mistakes
If Governor Paul LePage really wanted to reduce the size of state government, he’d lose 50 pounds.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 11, 2013

Boredom is just a state of mind

 Politics + Other Mistakes
There’s nothing more exciting than the latest bestseller from a Maine gubernatorial candidate.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 02, 2013

Sacrificial lambs

 Politics + Other Mistakes
With the polls in Maine still more than 13 months from opening, we here at the Politics + Other Mistakes Center for Farcical Statistical Analysis are ready to call some of the 2014 races.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 26, 2013

Bad at it

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Who’s the worst politician in Maine?
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2013

Breaking up is hard to do

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Overspending. Under-spending. Spending that nobody seems to have kept track of. Lack of supervision. Too much supervision. Supervision that would have been adequate if it hadn’t been so incompetent. New rules. Old rules. Rule changes that are impossible to figure out. In other words, business as usual at DHHS.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2013

Freedom ain’t free

 Politics + Other Mistakes
I never knew the Maine Heritage Policy Center was such a fan of former Democratic governor John Baldacci.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 06, 2013

White punks on dope

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Governor Paul LePage hates white people. Not all white people, of course. Mostly white Democrats, Caucasian liberals, and honky journalists.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2013

Speak freely

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Everybody is in favor of free speech — as long as it’s not too free. Or too speechy.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2013

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