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'Bath salts' hysteria grips lawmakers

Like hopeless, strung-out junkies, one legislator after another babbled contradictions.
This is your Legislature on drugs
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 07, 2011

LePage’s Koch Brothers connection revealed

If you're looking for a poster child for the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, you'd have a hard time doing better than the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Corporate coziness
By COLIN WOODARD  |  September 09, 2011

Can't be wrong

I don't care if my state representative is sneaking off to Argentina to romance some exotic mystery woman. Given my rep's track record at the State House, he's unlikely to be any less effective in pursuing a clandestine international affair than in pas
Talking Politics
By AL DIAMON  |  July 10, 2009

Light that failed

How has Maine's term-limit law, restricting legislators to eight consecutive years in office, been working since it was approved by voters in 1993?
How is Maine's term-limits law working?
By AL DIAMON  |  March 25, 2009

Inarticulate speech of the heart

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

Meanest of times

The field looks as if it’s been hit by a terrible disaster.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 07, 2007


Them vs. you vs. me

Many people believe the Maine Legislature is ineffective because it’s run by a bunch of idiots.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 11, 2007