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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

Days of defiance

Politics + Other Mistakes
Rights hang in the balance. Justice is on the line. Truth is being spoken to power. Here in Maine, nine towns have joined this movement.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 20, 2013


Wrong man for the job

Politics + Other Mistakes
You people have got to stop taking me seriously.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 13, 2013

Rogues gallery

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Time to get your crazy on.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 07, 2013

Like a rip-off

Politics + Other Mistakes  
"The poor would be driven out of town. The middle class would drive themselves."
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 27, 2013

How will you be remembered?

Politics + Other Mistakes
In politics, it's known as the dreaded "L word."
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2013

School for fools

Politics + Other Mistakes
If there's one Maine institution Governor Paul LePage hates more than the state's whiny newspapers, it's public schools. And for good reason.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 13, 2013

Stupid’s song

Politics + Other Mistakes
Here's a random assortment of stuff that makes me suspect Maine's IQ is falling faster than its economy:
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2013

Behind the mask

Politics + Other Mistakes
Republican Governor Paul LePage has been called some nasty names — arrogant boor, insensitive clod, Paul — but none has accurately described his real inclinations.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2013

How to fix everything

Politics + Other Mistakes
I'm not a big fan of reform.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 23, 2013

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