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Smiling faces

Politics and Other Mistakes
In an attempt to ease the state’s severe cognitive-dissonance shortage, the arbiters of good taste have spent this election season beseeching candidates to practice both civility and sincerity.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  November 03, 2014

Reason hidden

Politics and Other Mistakes
Late last year, Michaud publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. The experts were quick to claim it wouldn’t be a big factor in the gubernatorial race.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2014

Something borrowed, something blue

Politics and Other Mistakes
Want to save the taxpayers of Maine over $60 million? It’s so simple even somebody with no political skills at all can do it.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 16, 2014

Here comes sickness

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics and Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 11, 2014

Prodigal son

Politics and Other Mistakes
Billionaires rarely have to worry about a lack of friends. They can always buy some.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2014

Not an idiot

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics and Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 01, 2014

Take the gamble

Politics and Other Mistakes
Governments need stuff to regulate. Otherwise, we wouldn’t need governments.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2014

The E.C. plan

Politics and Other Mistakes
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has proposed a much-needed change in the way Maine chooses its governor. Under the Cutler plan, the only people allowed to run would be those with the initials E.C.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 12, 2014

Pimping and pandering

Politics and Other Mistakes
And so, the excitement of the fall political campaigns begins.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  September 03, 2014

Bear with me

Politics and Other Mistakes
It’s the fall of 2015. A bear walks into a doughnut shop in Portland and says, “Give me two dozen assorted to go.”  
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 31, 2014

Look out, Cleveland

Politics and Other Mistakes
Eric Brakey is an energetic guy. But as an admirer of sloth, I have intense disdain for the excessively active.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 21, 2014

Let 'em fight

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics and Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 14, 2014

Dumb and dumber(1)

Politics and Other Mistakes
Both Democrats and Republicans in this state appear to have come to a rare bipartisan agreement to increase their production of ridiculosity.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 07, 2014

Hard sell

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics—like almost everything else except getting herpes—is about marketing.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 31, 2014

A little nip

Politics and Other Mistakes
You might not realize it, but while it’s legal to carry a gun in Maine (either openly or, with a permit, concealed), putting a flask containing an alcoholic beverage in your hip pocket is against the law.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 23, 2014

This is an outrage

Politics and other mistakes
Politics and other mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 16, 2014

Between the dying and the dead

Politics and other mistakes
Being politically deceased, you’d think Steve Woods would give us a break by putting on a dark suit, lying down in a coffin, and closing his eyes.
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2014

All the wrong choices

 Politics and other mistakes
Reform is in the air. Olympia Snowe and the Portland Press Herald are calling for changes in the way we elect our leaders in order to restore public confidence, end gridlock, and reverse global warming. There’s a much better chance they’ll accomplish that last one than either of the other two.  
By: AL DIAMON  |  July 07, 2014

Inside game

 Politics and Other Mistakes
The university system’s decision to add Demeritt to its roster at a salary of $125,000 a year generated criticism because it was done by ignoring normal hiring procedures and came at a time when the system is facing budget shortfalls, program cuts, and layoffs. Demeritt is going to have to hit a lot of three-pointers to make up for all that negative reaction.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 25, 2014

Which way do I turn?

Politics + Other Mistakes
Bruce Poliquin has a big problem.
By: AL DIAMON  |  June 18, 2014
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