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Wrote a song for everyone

Name that tune
Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 05, 2010

High ideals and crazy dreams

Truthers hurt
I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 28, 2010

Fed up and low down

For once, the beleaguered taxpayers of Maine can’t lose
Just kidding. Of course they’ll lose.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 21, 2010

Gonna change directions

Jesus didn’t help Bill Beardsley.
That’s not intended as a negative reflection on the Son of God, who can’t be held responsible for the deficiencies in Beardsley’s early campaign style.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 15, 2010

Say what you mean

Sign up here for the Cute Li’l Puppy Health Plan
I agree with Libby Mitchell.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 07, 2010

Corporate love

Think how much simpler life would be
Here’s a modest proposal for resolving the problems associated with marriage: Abolish it.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 02, 2010



Kooksville

Might be something in the water
As every sane Mainer knows, the wackiest ideas for improving this state come from people in the immediate vicinity of Portland.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 24, 2010

Tanked

A few guppies short
The term "think tank" looks as if it signifies something impressive.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 17, 2010

Get smart

Budget problems? It's the stupidity, stupid.
There are lots of theories about what's wrong with Maine's economy.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 10, 2010

Workin' man blues

Blue-collar luxury resorts, and other GOP oxymorons
Election years are always times of high anxiety for politicians. That may explain why they say and do so many stupid things.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 08, 2010

Don't make promises

Paul LePage's disastrous mistake
In writing a weekly political column, you learn not to use the first paragraph to make extravagant claims you can't possibly deliver on.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 24, 2010



Weapon of choice

Gun Control
As amazing as it seems in this age of 24-hour-a-day punditry, there are still issues about which it is permissible not to have an opinion.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 17, 2010

A clean mind and dirty hands

Moral dilemmas for the Maine Clean Election Fund
Three people walk into a bank ...
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 10, 2010

Operators are standing by

Blah Blah Tourism
Here's the ugly truth about Republican 2nd District congressional candidate Jason Levesque.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 03, 2010

Second choice

The ills of instant-runoff voting
The word "instant" makes me suspicious.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 27, 2010

A fool for everyone

Trimming the flab from the governor's race
Time to dispose of a few inconsequential gubernatorial candidates.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 20, 2010



Mean everything to nothing

True tax stories
My favorite movie-advertising phrase is "based on a true story." Translated into English, it means: "more or less, a big fat lie."
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 13, 2010

21st century breakdown

Ne'er has there been a sweeter gig than being secretary
The office of Maine's secretary of state has been around since we split from Massachusetts in 1820.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 06, 2010

Nobody dies

The Department of Economic and Community Development dodges the axe
Some things in life are essential — beer, the MLB Network, caller ID — and some things aren't — tofu, Jay Leno, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 30, 2009

Gifts of the magi

Who's on the naughty list?
OK, so math isn't Poliquin's strong point. And he's a little shaky on consistency. But are those minor flaws enough to convince Santa to leave coal in his stocking?
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 22, 2009

Liquor madness

Booze restores Maine's financial liquidity
Raise your glasses and toast the financial genius who — without increasing taxes, cutting services or employing accounting gimmicks — solved Maine's budget crisis.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 16, 2009


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