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The Gaggie Awards are back

The Gaggie Awards are back. Not by popular demand. (But that's never stopped state Representative John Martin.)
Winners and fools
By AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2010

Celebrity gossip

In the final days of a tight gubernatorial race, the campaigns tend to get desperate, then frantic, then crazy. That progression leads to increasingly wacky attacks on the opposition, few of which turn out to be true, although many of them ought to be.
Candidates in their final, desperate moments
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2010
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How progressive are Maine's gubernatorial candidates?

Political rhetoric is cheap. Does a candidate have specific, practical proposals that are fresh approaches to stubborn problems? Or are their ideas irresponsible?
The gubernatorial candidates' specific ideas to make Maine better (or worse)
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 22, 2010

Infographic: Maine's would-be governors of 2010

How gubernatorial candidates Eliot Cutler, Paul LePage, Elizabeth Mitchell, Shawn Moody, and Kevin Scott measure up.
Their ideas for changing Maine, from a progressive perpspective
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 22, 2010
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What women want

It doesn't make much sense, on the surface. In the 60 years since Maine made history by being the first state to send a woman to the United States Congress, women have been regular, and stalwart, members of Maine's Washington delegation. But the state’s
And what they need to run — and win — in Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 15, 2010

Over before it started

It's finished. The gubernatorial candidates can cancel all remaining campaign appearances.
Cancel the campaigns
By AL DIAMON  |  October 01, 2010


Addicted to distraction

I have just finished conducting extensive scientific experiments that required me to wear a white lab coat, to order my deformed assistant to dig up corpses from fresh graves, and to combine common household chemicals in plastic soda bottles. The result
Mad political science
By AL DIAMON  |  August 27, 2010

Moody blue

Independent Shawn Moody of Gorham could become the next governor of Maine.
What stands in Shawn Moody's way
By AL DIAMON  |  July 16, 2010

Staring down the brilliant dream of Kevin Scott

What he doesn't have is a clue.
Kevin Scott has some great ideas.
By AL DIAMON  |  July 03, 2010

Setting the stage for November

It's been more than a week since the June 8 primary election, which saw Republican PAUL LEPAGE (Waterville mayor and Marden's exec) beat a large field of better-financed competitors, and LIBBY MITCHELL (state senate president) pull out ahead of the D
Post-primary musings
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 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


Secret desires

Everywhere I go, people keep asking me, “Who’s going to win the election?” Often, my answer depends on my mood (which ranges from bad to horrendous).
Who's going to win the election?
By AL DIAMON  |  June 04, 2010
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Where is the hate?

Once upon a time, no one whipped up conservative rage like Ted Kennedy.
The slow death of Kennedy loathing
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 22, 2006