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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

Doing the right thing

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Ethics laws? According to knowledgeable sources, Maine legislators don’t need no stinkin’ ethics laws. Those sources should know, because they’re all former Maine legislators.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2013

Family feud

 Politics + Other Mistakes
 Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 08, 2013

Paying more for less

Politics + Other Mistakes
Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 01, 2013

Too hot to think

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Last week’s sizzling weather appears to have fried the few functioning neurons in many Maine politicians’ brains. Either that, or some of them were born stupid.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 25, 2013

Bad job blues

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Bruce Poliquin, former state treasurer and unsuccessful candidate for governor and U.S. senator, has decided he doesn’t want to be the new chairman of the Maine Republican Party. Smart move.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 18, 2013



Paul is dead

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Join me on a tour through the graveyard of expired controversies. Here lie the once-contentious, now almost forgotten issues of the past.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 10, 2013

Stoned and stupid

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The stoners pushing a referendum to legalize the use of marijuana by adults in Maine's most populous city seem to be growing dopier by the toke — in both senses of dopier.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 10, 2013

Hoping for disaster

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The best thing that could happen to independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is a state shutdown.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 26, 2013

Some days you eat the bear

Politics + other mistakes
Politics + other mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 20, 2013

Money doesn't matter

Politics + Other Mistakes  
We all know what's wrong with state government. It doesn't work because of:  
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 13, 2013



Bad word for a good thing

 Politics + Other Mistakes
There are some words that are so politically incorrect they can only be hinted at in polite conversation.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 07, 2013

Still waiting

Politics + other mistakes
I hate it when politics intrudes on happy hour, but that's the price I pay for being a journalist and not having to get a real job.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 30, 2013

Give me an F

Politics + Other Mistakes  
I was educated in Maine public schools. Here's what I learned:  
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 23, 2013

Change for the better

Politics + other mistakes
The trouble with tax reform is that almost everybody not named Warren Buffett believes it should result in their personal tax bill going down.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 16, 2013

I don't know where I stand

Politics + other mistakes
When it comes to sex, there's something ambivalent about Michael Michaud. No, not that. I mean Michaud's position on abortion.
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 09, 2013



The price you pay(1)

Politics + other mistakes
Politics + other mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 03, 2013

Addicted to bad ideas(1)

Politics + Other Mistakes
Due process isn't pretty. Or convenient. Or even fair. All those rules that are supposed to assure both employers and employees they'll be getting an unbiased hearing can easily result in businesses losing some they probably should have won.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 24, 2013

Talk it to death

Politics + Other Mistakes
Eliot Cutler is a bigger boob than Paul LePage.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 10, 2013

Three-time loser

Politics + Other Mistakes
Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 04, 2013

Finding Mr. (or Ms.) Perfect

Politics + Other Mistakes
Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 27, 2013


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