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Spookin' the horses
Scary trumps stupid every time
Move over, Freddy Krueger. Here come the real scary monsters: Libby Mitchell and Paul LePage.
| June 16, 2010
With the end of the long primary campaign, Mainers are facing an ugly reality.
| June 09, 2010
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).
| June 02, 2010
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.
| 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.
| May 19, 2010
Your words are not your own
Less Otten. More Originality.
Plagiarism is a serious charge.
| 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.
| May 05, 2010
High ideals and crazy dreams
I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
| 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.
| 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.
| April 15, 2010
Say what you mean
Sign up here for the Cute Li’l Puppy Health Plan
I agree with Libby Mitchell.
| April 07, 2010
Think how much simpler life would be
Here’s a modest proposal for resolving the problems associated with marriage: Abolish it.
| 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.
| March 24, 2010
A few guppies short
The term "think tank" looks as if it signifies something impressive.
| March 17, 2010
Budget problems? It's the stupidity, stupid.
There are lots of theories about what's wrong with Maine's economy.
| 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.
| 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.
| February 24, 2010
Weapon of choice
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.
| February 17, 2010
A clean mind and dirty hands
Moral dilemmas for the Maine Clean Election Fund
Three people walk into a bank ...
| February 10, 2010
Operators are standing by
Blah Blah Tourism
Here's the ugly truth about Republican 2nd District congressional candidate Jason Levesque.
| February 03, 2010
The ills of instant-runoff voting
The word "instant" makes me suspicious.
| January 27, 2010
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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