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Paying debts

Politics + Other Mistakes
The other day, I got an email alerting me to an amazing financial opportunity.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 26, 2012

Drunk money

Politics + Other Mistakes
The Bangor Daily News recently asked its readers in an online poll, "Do you travel to New Hampshire to purchase liquor?" The unscientific results: 42 percent said yes, while 58 percent checked no.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2012

No response

Politics + Other Mistakes
According to TV spots and press releases from his opponents, independent US Senate candidate Angus King is a slick-talking, budget-busting, money-grubbing, back-room-dealing, environment-despoiling, anti-working-class, elitist scumsucker.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2012

Loving the enemy

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Nobody hates Republicans more than other Republicans.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 05, 2012

Between the ditches

Politics + Other Mistakes
Recently, on the Old Fogeys' Movie Channel (motto: I've Lost The Remote But I Didn't Know How To Use It Anyway), I watched the 1957 film Jamboree .
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 29, 2012

Drinking with the devil

Politics + Other Mistakes
As the dog days of August drag on, you may be unlucky enough to encounter a campaigning politician.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 22, 2012

Flunking out

Politics + Other Mistakes  
I'm surprised Republican Governor Paul LePage hasn't stumbled over the obvious solution to reforming Maine's education system.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 15, 2012

Losing focus

Politics + Other Mistakes
The Maine Republican Party would own this state if it could just pay attention long enough to complete a few simple tasks.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 08, 2012

Cold shoulder

Talking Politics
Dazbog is a wedding photographer. He'd live in Portland if he existed, which he doesn't because he's a fictional character being used to make a political point.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 01, 2012

Great northern stomp

Politics + Other Mistakes
Democratic US Representative Michael Michaud of Maine's 2nd District regularly shows up on lists of the least effective, least powerful, least respected, and least intelligent members of Congress. So, how does Michaud keep getting re-elected by hefty margins?
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 25, 2012

The plot against common sense

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Lying is as intrinsic to politics as malt is to beer. Only a fool would attempt to change either one. Among those who deserve credit for maintaining the traditional recipe for campaign rhetoric is Republican US Senate candidate Charlie Summers
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 18, 2012

Good side of bad things

Politics + Other Mistakes
Now for a few words in support of partisanship, gridlock, negative campaigning, and super PACs.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2012

Now, I don’t believe that anymore

Politics + other mistakes
Back in 1994, being pro-choice on abortion was a popular political position — even for conservative Republicans.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 03, 2012

Memory lapse

Politics + Other Mistakes  
I asked some Republicans what they knew about Patrick Calder, the guy who came within 300 votes of being the GOP's 1st Congressional District nominee and is now being hailed as one of the party's rising political stars.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 27, 2012

Lion, beast, beat(en)

Politics + Other Mistakes
There is a scenario under which former independent governor Angus King could fail to take office as Maine's next US senator.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 20, 2012

Goodbye normal street

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The US Senate campaign in Maine is about to swerve off the blacktop, crash through the puckerbrush, and plunge into the swamp, dredging up a mass of slime and stinking muck.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 13, 2012

A house is not a home

Politics + Other Mistakes
The Maine State Housing Authority has such an off-putting name that it prefers to use a pseudonym.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 06, 2012

Not your kind of people

Politics + Other Mistakes
If you're an independent, you know that one of the advantages of not belonging to a political party is that you don't have to help choose the US Senate nominees for the Republicans and Democrats from a list of retreads, reactionaries, rejects, and rectums.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 30, 2012

Got no plans

Politics + Other Mistakes
Welcome to the Channel 9 News Noodle. I'm Kootie McDoof.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 23, 2012

Never mind the bollocks

Politics + Other Mistakes  
In the wake of its chaotic state convention, the Maine Republican Party has cleverly positioned itself to appeal to a whole new segment of the public: Anarchists.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 16, 2012


It just don’t pay

Politics + Other Mistakes
The only thing worse than taxes is tax breaks.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 09, 2012

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