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

Democrats wring their hands

State Convention Watch
Interviewed separately at the Democratic State Convention, Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud gave identical responses to the question of what would it take for the Democrats to triumph in November.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 06, 2012

Glorification of failure

The Maine Democratic Party
The last time the Maine Democratic Party had a competitive candidate in a statewide political race was in 2006, when John Baldacci was re-elected governor. And that was hardly a landslide. Even with Baldacci's incumbency, he got barely 38 percent of the vote.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 28, 2012

What they write about

The Maine Democratic Party's US Senate prospects
Thanks for coming to my power-point presentation.
By AL DIAMON  |  February 15, 2012

Out of ideas

Lending a hand to the Maine Democratic Party
I'm trying to help the Maine Democratic Party by coming up with a slogan for its big comeback attempt in the 2012 election.
By AL DIAMON  |  February 09, 2011

Can Maine's Democrats come back from the dead?

Or have they been Republicans for too long?
Let's skip over several huge problems the Maine Democratic Party faces as it tries to recover from its historic losses in November, when for the first time since 1964 the Republicans took control of both houses of the Legislature and the governorship.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 19, 2011

Foolish dreams

Maine Democratic Party offers a lot of freebies, beer is not one of them
There’s nothing in the Maine Democratic Party’s platform about free beer.
By AL DIAMON  |  May 26, 2010

Cleaning up Maine's sleaze

Politicians have left it to the people
When tourists admire Maine's picturesque waterfronts, they aren't close enough to smell the barrels reeking with rotting lobster bait.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 18, 2009

And the award goes to...

Politics and other mistakes
The Gaggie Awards are back.
By AL DIAMON  |  June 11, 2008

Know your superdelegates

Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  March 12, 2008

A “good” tax break in the making

Historic rehab
Legislative leadership supports it, and so does Governor John Baldacci. Last year, the Taxation Committee gave it a unanimous “ought to pass” report. It looks golden.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 20, 2008

Inarticulate speech of the heart

Politics and other mistakes
Incoherent politicians are as common as criminals. Although not quite as beneficial to society.
By AL DIAMON  |  December 05, 2007

Political theater of the absurd

Governmental ethics
It was right out of the theater of the absurd or George Orwell: if certain people say something is true, then it must be true.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 01, 2006

Roll your own

Under Maine’s campaign-finance system, Clean Election candidates get screwed
The state’s Clean Election system is even grubbier than you thought.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 25, 2006

Words don’t fit the picture

Politics and other mistakes
I was watching a ballgame on TV, when a bunch of people suddenly appeared on the screen saying and doing stupid things, while holding bottles of beer manufactured by a major American brewery.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 11, 2006

Woodcock's weaknesses

By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 04, 2006

Playing to win

Baldacci is starving his opponents before crushing them
John Baldacci appears to be on track for re-election November 7, in spite of himself.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 04, 2006
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Grass roots fire fight

Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006

Swing the statue

Politics and other mistakes
I intend to show my gratitude to this state by commissioning a monument to be placed in some appropriate public space; it would depict historic moments that define Maine’s character (which is, to be honest, kinda weird).
By AL DIAMON  |  March 22, 2006

Letters to the Portland Editor, March 3, 2006

Readers fire back on the issues of political fundraising, Indian-cuisine lunches
One of those gems I've learned over the years is this: You can say anything you want to a woman, as long as it’s the right thing.

Maine Democratic Party Issues Statement on Alito Nomination and Iraq

On Sunday the Democratic State Committee, the governing body of the Maine Democratic Party, passed  resolutions regarding President Bush's Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito and the Iraq War.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006

Maine-ufacturing consent - sidebar

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