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Badly drawn boy

The cartoony Cutler
I'm not saying this is a reason to vote either for or against independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, but have you noticed how he bears a distinct resemblance to Fred Flintstone?
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 21, 2010

Moody blue

What stands in Shawn Moody's way
Independent Shawn Moody of Gorham could become the next governor of Maine.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 14, 2010

Staring down the brilliant dream of Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott has some great ideas.
What he doesn't have is a clue.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 07, 2010

Ignorance is bliss

Social issues
Maine governors do stupid things.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 01, 2010

Spookin' the horses

Scary trumps stupid every time
Move over, Freddy Krueger. Here come the real scary monsters: Libby Mitchell and Paul LePage.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 16, 2010

Plan B

Post-primary predictions
With the end of the long primary campaign, Mainers are facing an ugly reality.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 09, 2010

Secret desires

Who's going to win the election?
Everywhere I go, people keep asking me, “Who’s going to win the election?” Often, my answer depends on my mood (which ranges from bad to horrendous).
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 02, 2010

Foolish dreams

Maine Democratic Party offers a lot of freebies, beer is not one of them
There’s nothing in the Maine Democratic Party’s platform about free beer.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 26, 2010

The powerless rise

The danger of the unfocused anger of the Tea Party
I’m an even-tempered guy. I don’t lose my cool more than, maybe, once or twice a day.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 19, 2010

Your words are not your own

Less Otten. More Originality.
Plagiarism is a serious charge.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 12, 2010

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


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


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

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