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 Politics + Other Mistakes
 Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 08, 2013

Trash tongue talker

In an amazing development, experts at the University of No Place In Particular But Possibly Fort Kent have discovered that statements made in political advertisements are almost always bald-faced lies.
Politics + Other Mistakes  
By AL DIAMON  |  October 12, 2012

Losing focus

The Maine Republican Party would own this state if it could just pay attention long enough to complete a few simple tasks.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 10, 2012

Republicans step up to defend equality

A group of about 20 Maine Republicans announced their support for same-sex marriage at a press conference on Monday, which advocates hope is "another way of showing how people have changed their minds on this issue over the last few years," according to
Gay-Marriage Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 27, 2012

Never mind the bollocks

In the wake of its chaotic state convention, the Maine Republican Party has cleverly positioned itself to appeal to a whole new segment of the public: Anarchists.
Politics + Other Mistakes  
By AL DIAMON  |  May 18, 2012

We are family

Campaigning for office is easy. It's governing that's hard.
The Maine Republican Party
By AL DIAMON  |  May 27, 2011

Family feud

Republican Governor Paul LePage is a remarkably consistent guy. LePage doesn't just do stupid things in public. He can be just as big an idiot in private.
Politeness and politics
By AL DIAMON  |  February 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

Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010

Take this to the polls

Our endorsements for the June 8 elections

Foolish dreams

There’s nothing in the Maine Democratic Party’s platform about free beer.
Maine Democratic Party offers a lot of freebies, beer is not one of them
By AL DIAMON  |  May 28, 2010

Workin' man blues

Election years are always times of high anxiety for politicians. That may explain why they say and do so many stupid things.
Blue-collar luxury resorts, and other GOP oxymorons
By AL DIAMON  |  March 05, 2010

Mean everything to nothing

My favorite movie-advertising phrase is "based on a true story." Translated into English, it means: "more or less, a big fat lie."
True tax stories
By AL DIAMON  |  January 15, 2010

Orthodox caveman

Wanted: a right-wing wacko to run for governor of Maine.
Maine’s GOP is suffering from a muddle in the middle
By AL DIAMON  |  October 16, 2009

Off the track

I've been thinking about what makes a first-rate kook.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 07, 2009

Out of the closet

I don't believe in gay stereotypes. With one exception.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 05, 2009

One foot in the grave

Here's who the Maine Republican Party should nominate for governor in 2010.
The governor's race lurches along
By AL DIAMON  |  April 24, 2009

Unable to vote, teens volunteer

Come November 4, they won’t even be able to vote. But for some motivated teenagers, that disenfranchisement doesn’t translate into disinterest.  
OMG campaigning
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 22, 2008

Top 10 questions for Maine voters

Here are the top 10 stories and storylines shaping Maine's primary season.
The issues that define the primary campaign
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2008

Defined by struggle

For the next two months, our entertainment options are limited to reality shows, hockey, or politics.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 13, 2008

D.C. wannabes

Already some candidates have come and gone, but the field remains wide open as candidates prepare for the June 2008 primaries.
Twelve people want to represent you in Washington; we explain who they are as the winnowing begins
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

Meanest of times

The field looks as if it’s been hit by a terrible disaster.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 07, 2007

After the room clears

Somebody really smart wrote this, four years ago: “Maine’s influence in determining the next occupant of the White House will be somewhere between minimal and undetectable.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 21, 2007

In District 118, liberal plays Republican

Last Monday, Benjamin Crocker, the Republican candidate for state representative in District 118 in Portland, wrote a letter to the state elections office formally withdrawing from the race.
True colors
By SARA DONNELLY  |  July 12, 2006
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Grass roots fire fight

During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006