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The price you pay(1)

Politics + other mistakes
Politics + other mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  May 03, 2013

Addicted to bad ideas(1)

Politics + Other Mistakes
Due process isn't pretty. Or convenient. Or even fair. All those rules that are supposed to assure both employers and employees they'll be getting an unbiased hearing can easily result in businesses losing some they probably should have won.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 24, 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


After Kerry, who?

Talking Politics
As word circulated on Thursday, December 13, that Susan Rice was withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state, it was like a 2013 starting gun going off in Massachusetts.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  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
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