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David Trahan

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A well-armed GOP?

If you want to see how much the Republican Party is imprisoned by its conservative base and estranged from an America and Maine possessing a mixture of political views, look at the accompanying picture.  
Base Appeal  
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 06, 2013

Paid to play

A majority of respondents said being paid to convince elected officials how to vote is the world's least respectable occupation — except for actually being an elected official.
Everybody hates lobbyists
By AL DIAMON  |  July 29, 2011

Know what you're doing

Any idiot can be governor. I'm not saying Republican Governor-elect Paul LePage is such an idiot. But if it turns out he is, it's comforting to know that it won't make much difference.
Governors: listen to your legislators
By AL DIAMON  |  November 12, 2010
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Lawmakers to probe prison

For years controversy has churned over the Maine State Prison's treatment of both inmates and correctional officers. For the first time, legislators have taken action.
Several investigations begin simultaneously
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 10, 2009

A watchdog of the labyrinth

It costs Maine legislators almost a million bucks a year to hire somebody to embarrass them.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 02, 2008