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Who is behind the controversial regulatory takings bill?

Who is behind the controversial regulatory takings bill?
On the takings
By COLIN WOODARD  |  December 23, 2011

Drawing a line

Remain calm. You've probably heard that a special commission has failed to reach bipartisan agreement on a plan to redraw the boundary between Maine's two congressional districts in order to make their populations as close to equal as possible. Don't p
Bipartisan agreement
By AL DIAMON  |  September 09, 2011

Don't say the words

Raye is part of the moderate wing of the GOP, fiscally conservative but close to the middle on social issues.
On the campaign trail
By AL DIAMON  |  September 02, 2011

Marriage madness

Around 300 BC, the Greek dramatist Menander wrote something that, roughly translated, reads, "Marriage, to tell the truth, is an evil, but it is a necessary evil."
The homophobe agenda
By AL DIAMON  |  July 22, 2011
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How the GOP rammed through huge changes in Maine’s health-care system

When Governor Paul LePage boarded a plane for an unscheduled Jamaican vacation in early April, Maine moderates and progressives breathed a sigh of relief.
Republicans unleashed
By COLIN WOODARD  |  June 03, 2011

Going, gone

Republican Governor Paul LePage should do himself, his party, and his state a favor by pulling a Sarah Palin and resigning.
LePage should just resign
By AL DIAMON  |  May 13, 2011


Flotsam and jetsam

The list of young Maine politicians with serious prospects of someday being elected to higher office is shorter than Governor Paul LePage's temper.
LePage’s temper
By AL DIAMON  |  March 04, 2011

Pregnant pause

The Maine Republican Party has a death wish. Over giving birth.
Maine Republicans on abortion
By AL DIAMON  |  January 28, 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

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
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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


Maine lawmakers push post-partisanship -- in DC


It will be no surprise that the Democrats and Republicans in the Maine Legislature can agree on one thing, and one thing only - that...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 13, 2009

What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?

Bipartisanship.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 17, 2008

We sing, we dance, we steal things

Last week, I profiled the Democrats running for governor of Maine in 2010. Thousands were taken ill.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 26, 2008

No rules

The state of Maine doesn’t give away money. Except for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Economic Development, and the state treasurer.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 25, 2008

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