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Boredom is just a state of mind

 Politics + Other Mistakes
There’s nothing more exciting than the latest bestseller from a Maine gubernatorial candidate.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 02, 2013

Sacrificial lambs

 Politics + Other Mistakes
With the polls in Maine still more than 13 months from opening, we here at the Politics + Other Mistakes Center for Farcical Statistical Analysis are ready to call some of the 2014 races.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 26, 2013

Bad at it

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Who’s the worst politician in Maine?
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2013

Breaking up is hard to do

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Overspending. Under-spending. Spending that nobody seems to have kept track of. Lack of supervision. Too much supervision. Supervision that would have been adequate if it hadn’t been so incompetent. New rules. Old rules. Rule changes that are impossible to figure out. In other words, business as usual at DHHS.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2013

Freedom ain’t free

 Politics + Other Mistakes
I never knew the Maine Heritage Policy Center was such a fan of former Democratic governor John Baldacci.
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 06, 2013

White punks on dope

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Governor Paul LePage hates white people. Not all white people, of course. Mostly white Democrats, Caucasian liberals, and honky journalists.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2013



Speak freely

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Everybody is in favor of free speech — as long as it’s not too free. Or too speechy.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2013

Doing the right thing

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Ethics laws? According to knowledgeable sources, Maine legislators don’t need no stinkin’ ethics laws. Those sources should know, because they’re all former Maine legislators.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 30, 2013

Family feud

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 Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 08, 2013

Paying more for less

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Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 01, 2013

Too hot to think

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Last week’s sizzling weather appears to have fried the few functioning neurons in many Maine politicians’ brains. Either that, or some of them were born stupid.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 25, 2013



Bad job blues

 Politics + Other Mistakes
Bruce Poliquin, former state treasurer and unsuccessful candidate for governor and U.S. senator, has decided he doesn’t want to be the new chairman of the Maine Republican Party. Smart move.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 18, 2013

Paul is dead

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Join me on a tour through the graveyard of expired controversies. Here lie the once-contentious, now almost forgotten issues of the past.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 10, 2013

Stoned and stupid

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The stoners pushing a referendum to legalize the use of marijuana by adults in Maine's most populous city seem to be growing dopier by the toke — in both senses of dopier.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 10, 2013

Hoping for disaster

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The best thing that could happen to independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is a state shutdown.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 26, 2013

Some days you eat the bear

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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


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