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Actions speak louder than words

Politics + Other Mistakes
LePage would prefer you withhold judgment on those actions that didn’t work out quite the way he planned. Or, possibly, didn’t plan.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 11, 2014

The old switcheroo

Politics + Other Mistakes
Flipping one incompetent LePage minion for another might work to solve a variety of heretofore insurmountable problems.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 06, 2014

I'm not changing

Politics + Other Mistakes
Whether you live in the 1st or 2nd congressional districts, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for somebody who’s promising to go to Washington and make sure absolutely nothing happens.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 29, 2014

Good liquor gonna carry me down

Politics + Other Mistakes
I thought for sure this would be the year I’d finally stop traveling to New Hampshire to buy almost all my booze.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 21, 2014

The truth ain't what it seems

Politics + Other Mistakes
Truth, as anyone with more brains than a TV scriptwriter knows, is an elusive quality, subject to alteration not only by facts, but also by individual whims and assorted prejudices.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 15, 2014

Dirty words

Politics + Other Mistakes
Free speech, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers, has no place on the bumpers of your car.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 08, 2014

Branding iron

Politics + Other Mistakes
The buzzword of the day is “branding.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2014

Dead can dance

Politics + Other Mistakes
In nearly every way, the residents of cemetery row have to be considered superior endorsers when compared to the living.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2014

It's the money that matters

Politics + Other Mistakes
The average Maine voter, defined for purposes of this column as someone closely resembling me, has concluded that the current legislative session has been a disaster.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2014

Green behind the ears

Politics + Other Mistakes
Outside of an infestation in Portland’s city government and a sprinkling of midcoast activists protesting stuff that probably won’t happen anyway, the party isn’t really part of the debate.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 10, 2014

Folly of youth

Politics + Other Mistakes
We now know what’s to blame for the decrepit condition of Maine’s economy.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 03, 2014

Return of the king

Politics + Other Mistakes
Democrats in the Maine Legislature need either John Martin or Vladimir Putin.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 28, 2014

Friends from other planets

Politics + Other Mistakes
The night skies over Maine are alight with glowing objects bringing in big-shot reporters, this time to inform earthlings that Democrat Shenna Bellows has a real chance of knocking off Collins.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 20, 2014

System upgrade

Politics + Other Mistakes
It’s not that Michaud, who’s represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District for more than a decade, is completely worthless.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 14, 2014

Have you heard this song before?

Politics + Other Mistakes
Could it be that all the major choices for governor in 2014 are little more than slight variations on the former two-term governor best remembered for his failed Dirigo Health program, his failed Pine Tree Development Zones, his failed consolidation of the county jails, and his creation of a Department of Health and Human Services so big it was bound to fail?
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2014

Legally blind

Politics + Other Mistakes
Portland has lost a series of significant cases in recent months, most of which wouldn’t have ended up in court if the city had gotten good advice from its attorneys — and paid attention to it.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 26, 2014

Money and movie stars

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By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2014

Dropkick me, Jesus (through the goalposts of life)

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Are you there Angus? It’s me, God.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 12, 2014

'Awful sound'

Politics + Other Mistakes
They should pass a law making it illegal for gubernatorial candidates to debate each other.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2014

Don't dare

Politics + Other Mistakes
Supporters of legalized marijuana have a serious medical problem they need to address.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2014

Myths and fables

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

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