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Finding Mr. (or Ms.) Perfect

Politics + Other Mistakes
Politics + Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 27, 2013

Days of defiance

Politics + Other Mistakes
Rights hang in the balance. Justice is on the line. Truth is being spoken to power. Here in Maine, nine towns have joined this movement.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 20, 2013


Wrong man for the job

Politics + Other Mistakes
You people have got to stop taking me seriously.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 13, 2013

Rogues gallery

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Time to get your crazy on.
By: AL DIAMON  |  March 07, 2013

Like a rip-off

Politics + Other Mistakes  
"The poor would be driven out of town. The middle class would drive themselves."
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 27, 2013

How will you be remembered?

Politics + Other Mistakes
In politics, it's known as the dreaded "L word."
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 20, 2013

School for fools

Politics + Other Mistakes
If there's one Maine institution Governor Paul LePage hates more than the state's whiny newspapers, it's public schools. And for good reason.
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 13, 2013

Stupid’s song

Politics + Other Mistakes
Here's a random assortment of stuff that makes me suspect Maine's IQ is falling faster than its economy:
By: AL DIAMON  |  February 06, 2013

Behind the mask

Politics + Other Mistakes
Republican Governor Paul LePage has been called some nasty names — arrogant boor, insensitive clod, Paul — but none has accurately described his real inclinations.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2013

How to fix everything

Politics + Other Mistakes
I'm not a big fan of reform.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 23, 2013

Wrong thing to say

Politics + Other Mistakes
Consider the cases of two clueless politicians. One is a Republican who holds Maine's highest office.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 16, 2013

Addicted to bad ideas

Politics + Other Mistakes
Solving Maine's most serious problems would be a lot easier if we could eliminate obviously unworkable solutions from the debate.
By: AL DIAMON  |  January 09, 2013

Guns are drawn

Politics + Other Mistakes
OK, then. Deep breath. I'm in favor of gun con-con-con . . . Can't do it. I'm never gonna say that.
By:  |  December 31, 2012


Politics + Other Mistakes
As he strode confidently to the podium to give his State of the State address, the governor surveyed the crowd with steely blue eyes set in a face just shy of being impossibly handsome because of an intriguing hint of cruelty.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 26, 2012

Last of the dinosaurs

Politics + Other Mistakes
Maybe those nutballs who claim dinosaurs and cavemen existed at the same time aren't quite as batty as the scientific evidence indicates.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 19, 2012

Something in my genes

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Republican state Representative Bernard Ayotte of Caswell admits he can't help himself.
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 12, 2012

Finding balance

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Balancing the state budget is easy. If by "easy," you mean "ridiculously difficult."
By: AL DIAMON  |  December 05, 2012

One toke over the line

Politics + Other Mistakes
Next session, the Maine Legislature will consider a bill that follows the leads of the states of Washington and Colorado in legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 28, 2012

Can't buy me love

Politics + Other Mistakes  
Even though same-sex marriage won in Maine, that doesn't mean you can jump into bed with just anybody.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 21, 2012

Back from the brink

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The last two Democrats to run for statewide office in Maine got 32 percent of the vote — combined.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 14, 2012

Hand shakes + middle fingers

Politics + Other Mistakes  
The campaign is over. It's time to get gussied up for Maine's premier political awards show.
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 07, 2012

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