Jim Longley

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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

Strangely familiar

The clock struck midnight on a cold, starless night in January, 2011, signaling the end of Inauguration Day in Maine.
Politics & other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 06, 2010

Spookin' the horses

Move over, Freddy Krueger. Here come the real scary monsters: Libby Mitchell and Paul LePage.
Scary trumps stupid every time
By AL DIAMON  |  June 18, 2010

Second choice

The word "instant" makes me suspicious.
The ills of instant-runoff voting
By AL DIAMON  |  January 29, 2010


Many of you are suffering from a brain condition called ignorance. Others are infected with a disease called stupidity of the head.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 23, 2008

Way to normal

No offense, but you're totally unqualified to decide who my wife's boss is.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 10, 2008

Letters to the Portland editor: March 14, 2008

I must add though, if I was born black, I would most likely be dead or in jail as I cannot stand discrimination or selective authority.
At last, she gets it!

The man who wasn’t there

Imagine you’re a Republican candidate for Congress in Maine’s 1st District whose name isn’t Charlie Summers.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 18, 2007

Down among the dead men

Who says the Republican Party can’t win Maine’s 1st Congressional District seat in 2008?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 09, 2007

A beautiful lie

In an era when “conservative” can mean favoring federal deficits and government intrusion into private lives, and “liberal” has become synonymous with support for states’ rights and opposition to activist judges, terms like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” h
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 09, 2006