Jonathan Courtney

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Drinking with the devil

As the dog days of August drag on, you may be unlucky enough to encounter a campaigning politician.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 24, 2012

No obligations

There are two types of people who routinely ignore state laws.
State laws
By AL DIAMON  |  April 20, 2012

All that you paid for

I've got some deals for you.
Tax dollars
By AL DIAMON  |  July 01, 2011

Limiting Supermax solitary

Representative James Schatz, a Blue Hill Democrat, has proposed legislation to tightly limit when prisoners can be kept in the solitary confinement of the 100-man Supermax unit of the Maine State Prison in Warren.
 Legislation Drafted
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 09, 2009

Same-sex marriage

From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?  
Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

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

Angst by numbers

Could hordes of illegal aliens decide Maine’s gubernatorial election?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 28, 2006