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Branding iron

Politics + Other Mistakes
The buzzword of the day is “branding.”
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2014

Dead can dance

Politics + Other Mistakes
In nearly every way, the residents of cemetery row have to be considered superior endorsers when compared to the living.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2014

It's the money that matters

Politics + Other Mistakes
The average Maine voter, defined for purposes of this column as someone closely resembling me, has concluded that the current legislative session has been a disaster.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2014

Green behind the ears

Politics + Other Mistakes
Outside of an infestation in Portland’s city government and a sprinkling of midcoast activists protesting stuff that probably won’t happen anyway, the party isn’t really part of the debate.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 10, 2014

Folly of youth

Politics + Other Mistakes
We now know what’s to blame for the decrepit condition of Maine’s economy.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 03, 2014

Return of the king

Politics + Other Mistakes
Democrats in the Maine Legislature need either John Martin or Vladimir Putin.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 28, 2014



Friends from other planets

Politics + Other Mistakes
The night skies over Maine are alight with glowing objects bringing in big-shot reporters, this time to inform earthlings that Democrat Shenna Bellows has a real chance of knocking off Collins.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 20, 2014

System upgrade

Politics + Other Mistakes
It’s not that Michaud, who’s represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District for more than a decade, is completely worthless.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 14, 2014

Have you heard this song before?

Politics + Other Mistakes
Could it be that all the major choices for governor in 2014 are little more than slight variations on the former two-term governor best remembered for his failed Dirigo Health program, his failed Pine Tree Development Zones, his failed consolidation of the county jails, and his creation of a Department of Health and Human Services so big it was bound to fail?
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2014

Legally blind

Politics + Other Mistakes
Portland has lost a series of significant cases in recent months, most of which wouldn’t have ended up in court if the city had gotten good advice from its attorneys — and paid attention to it.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 26, 2014

Money and movie stars

Politics + Other Mistakes
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By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2014



Dropkick me, Jesus (through the goalposts of life)

Politics + Other Mistakes
Are you there Angus? It’s me, God.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 12, 2014

'Awful sound'

Politics + Other Mistakes
They should pass a law making it illegal for gubernatorial candidates to debate each other.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2014

Don't dare

Politics + Other Mistakes
Supporters of legalized marijuana have a serious medical problem they need to address.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2014

Myths and fables

Politics + Other Mistakes
Political ideology is, to a large extent, based on falsehoods and contradictions.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2014

God told me to

Politics + Other Mistakes
Neither satirizing nor chastising sinners has proven effective. Many of them keep getting re-elected.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2014



Money don’t talk

 Politics + Other Mistakes
The problem with our constitutionally protected right to free speech is that the Founding Fathers neglected to limit it to people who agree with me.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 03, 2014

Say something stupid

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Here are the 10 stupidest things said by Maine politicians in 2013.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2013

That all you got?

Politics + Other Mistakes
This isn’t one of those columns where I ridicule some clueless schlub — such as Republican US Senate candidate Erick Bennett.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 12, 2013

A man for all seasons

Politics + Other Mistakes
If you elect him governor, he will give you anything your heart desires.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 04, 2013

Wrong number

 Politics + Other Mistakes
What if there was a political figure who frequently made wildly inaccurate statements about public policy?
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 27, 2013


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