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The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009

Lost in the sound of separation

While it’s true that candidates’ falsehoods, fibs, and fabrications make a columnist’s job easier, I could still eke out a living even if every politician in Maine suddenly became a fountain of factuality.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 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

Are the prisons overcrowded?

I am asking the whole Legislative Committee to physically go and inspect the prison to ascertain how much bed space is there.
Letters to the Portland editor: February 15, 2008

Speak now, or forever pay for copies

Last month, the Maine court system forbade the public to photograph court documents.
Free information
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 26, 2007

Bad history

It’s not as if Democratic state senator John Martin of Eagle Lake doesn’t have any positive qualities.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 21, 2007

The restoration of chaos and order

The inmates have taken over the asylum. Go, inmates.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 24, 2006