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Extreme behavior

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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

Hustlenomics

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All human beings are born with an innate sense that they’re fiscally responsible.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2007

The highway kind

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For critics of government excess, the Maine Turnpike Authority is a big target. You can even see it from outer space.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 17, 2007

Ills of modern man

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I’m always amazed when somebody who’s famous for a really bad idea suddenly comes up with a really good idea.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 10, 2007

Trading for my sorrows

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My reputation as a problem solver is a little on the shabby side.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2007

It won’t be soon before long

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What Strimling is doing in delaying his entry into the race may be on the high end of coy and the low end of ethical, but it’s dead center on traditional.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 26, 2007



Not accepted anywhere

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I admit Winkle — it’s OK if I call you Winkle, isn’t it, Mr. Paw? — doesn’t have a lot to do with Maine politics.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2007

It’s not big, it’s large

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Legislative candidate: “Thanks for your time, Mr. Swamp Thing.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2007

Go all the way

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You see, I’m a virgin. From a long line of virgins.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 05, 2007

Genuine sense of outrage

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Democratic US Representative Tom Allen is being accused by editorial writers and other whack jobs of demeaning the political process.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 29, 2007

Someone I used to know

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Nobody can accuse Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Chellie Pingree of being blindly loyal to an old pal.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 22, 2007



Don’t need it

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Charge me with fiscal irresponsibility.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 15, 2007

Save it for the next one

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If you had to come up with his name, you could always Google “governors, irrelevant.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 08, 2007

Growing up and blowing away

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State Representative Richard Sykes has discovered something alarming: old people are leaving Maine.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 02, 2007

Did she jump or was she pushed?

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There's stuff that's illegal, but not necessarily unethical.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 02, 2007

The man who wasn’t there

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Imagine you’re a Republican candidate for Congress in Maine’s 1st District whose name isn’t Charlie Summers.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 18, 2007



Them vs. you vs. me

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Many people believe the Maine Legislature is ineffective because it’s run by a bunch of idiots.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2007

Suspended animation

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Cue the ominous music.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 02, 2007

Hidden agenda

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The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram are wonderful newspapers.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 27, 2007

Man bites dog

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I like dogs better than bureaucrats.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 20, 2007

This is Radio Clash

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Portland state senator Ethan Strimling has caught some flack for his decision to continue working as a talk-show host on WGAN radio.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 13, 2007


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