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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

Reboot

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



Gridlock groove

Politics + Other Mistakes
Everything at the State House is about to come to a halt.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 31, 2012

You can’t count on me

Politics + Other Mistakes
Under former governor John Baldacci, a Democrat, state revenue projections were calculated by a panel known as the Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2012

Goodbye, Azeroth

Politics + Other Mistakes
In the wake of the scandalous discovery that Democratic state Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz of Waterville is a devotee of the online game World of Warcraft, the Maine Republican Party has prepared a list of acceptable leisure-time activities for its members, so they can avoid similar public embarrassments.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 18, 2012

Trash tongue talker

Politics + Other Mistakes  
In an amazing development, experts at the University of No Place In Particular But Possibly Fort Kent have discovered that statements made in political advertisements are almost always bald-faced lies.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 10, 2012

Framing Charlie

Politics + Other Mistakes
"The senator wasn't cut out for crime. He was the kind of man who'd use vanity plates on a getaway car."
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2012


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