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Politics and other mistakes
Tax reform is the Evel Knievel of political issues. It gives us the most pleasure when it crashes and burns.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 19, 2008

Evil among us

Politics and other mistakes
There’s only one issue of any importance in the current campaign.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 12, 2008

Still da baddest

Politics and other mistakes
Is your county commissioner on steroids?
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2008

Ill wind

Politics and other mistakes
Most of Maine is too butt-ugly to preserve.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 27, 2008

Big important nothing

Politics and other mistakes
“You owe everybody in Maine an apology,” said a political activist, a person who’d be fired from his or her job in about 10 seconds if her or his boss found out he or she was talking to me.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2008

Defined by struggle

Politics and other mistakes
For the next two months, our entertainment options are limited to reality shows, hockey, or politics.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 13, 2008



Who goes there?

Politics and other mistakes
In one of the most profound changes ever instituted by state government, officials in Augusta recently announced they’d redefined the word “tourist.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2008

Life in cartoon motion

Politics and ohter mistakes
Welcome to the Public Broadcasting System’s new show, What Were You Thinking, You Idiot?
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2008

Back to black

Politics and other mistakes
It’s time to get state finances out of the red.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 23, 2008

Dressed up for the letdown

Politics and other mistakes
I needed to get this column spiffed up, so I headed for the metaphor closet.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2008

Show up and blow up

Politics and other mistakes
I’d like a word with the 30 percent of Maine’s adult population that never, under any circumstances, votes.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2008



Committee of onions and failure

Politics and other mistakes
To help me decide on a topic for this week’s column, I assembled a blue-ribbon commission.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 02, 2008

In name only

Politics and other mistakes
All the shame. None of the fun.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 26, 2007

Kill the house lights

Politics and other mistakes
As we celebrate the solstice on December 21, take comfort in knowing that state officials are doing all they can to make it even darker. And, like Tax Day, more expensive.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2007

Tear me apart

Politics and other mistakes
Are people in southern Maine finally smartening up?
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 12, 2007

Inarticulate speech of the heart

Politics and other mistakes
Incoherent politicians are as common as criminals. Although not quite as beneficial to society.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 05, 2007



Elect the dead

Politics and other mistakes
Before they can be taken seriously, candidates for Congress ought to meet certain stringent criteria. Such as: having a pulse.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 28, 2007

All the dark horses

Politics and other mistakes
Here’s what I like about the gambling industry: It provides suitable locations for sleazeballs and stupid people to hang out.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 20, 2007

Stay away from me, baby

Politics and other mistakes
Imagine a Maine in which almost everybody is over the age of 40.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 14, 2007

Meanest of times

Politics and other mistakes
The field looks as if it’s been hit by a terrible disaster.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 07, 2007

Extreme behavior

Politics and other mistakes
If you wanted to make the Maine Legislature look good, you’d compare it to the Portland School Committee.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 31, 2007


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