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Strike down the heathen

"There is no basis in nature for a right to sodomy," Michael Heath told the Associated Press in March.
“Sodomy-based marriage”
By AL DIAMON  |  April 13, 2012

Stranger than known

In politics, things don't have to make sense. If they did, there'd be no excuse for the Tea Party, Democrat Jon Hinck's US Senate campaign, or Republican State Committee chairman Charlie Webster's existence.
Political nonsense
By AL DIAMON  |  September 23, 2011

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

Doom predictions

Plenty of seemingly unemployable people manage to make decent livings even though they're consistently wrong.
Gays into the crystal ball
By AL DIAMON  |  October 02, 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
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After the battle

In a fast-moving and historic couple of days in Augusta (pity they don't move so fast on other important issues), the Maine Legislature last week approved same-sex marriage, and Governor John Baldacci ended weeks of speculation about what he would do
Where will same-sex marriage be in 2010?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 15, 2009


Do it like we used to do

There's a lot to be said for what opponents of same-sex nuptials call "traditional marriage."
Traditional marriage and values
By AL DIAMON  |  May 08, 2009

Payin' for my sins

I don’t like the way you’re looking at me.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 17, 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

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

They call me Mr. Lucky

Nominations are now open for the 2008 award for most politically inept person in Maine.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 16, 2008


Kooks on parade

Don’t vote for kooks.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 04, 2008

No hate, no discrimination

I want to take this opportunity to thank Jeff Inglis for his blog post “Discrimination League of Maine.”
Letter to the Portland editor: April 18, 2008
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  April 16, 2008

Everybody has the right to be wrong

The late political columnist Davis Rawson once infuriated then-Speaker of the House John Martin to the point that Maine’s most powerful politician told reporters, “Davis Rawson is a drunk and a has-been.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2008

Life in cartoon motion

Welcome to the Public Broadcasting System’s new show, What Were You Thinking, You Idiot?
Politics and ohter mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 30, 2008
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Next stop: marriage

If we had asked the leadership at Equality Maine about their plan for gay marriage say, two years ago, they would have likely said, “If we told you, we’d have to kill you.”
As New Hampshire enacts civil unions, Maine’s gay-marriage advocates get ready
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 08, 2007


Honky tonk blues

Where can I find a good bar?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 23, 2006
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Fallout from the war

I was just reading this distinguished political dissertation in which the Christian Civic League of Maine was described as “a mixture of monstrous chaos and genetic disaster, a phantasmagoric potpourri of crossbred animals, nomadic minerals, virtuous veg
Talking Politics
By AL DIAMON  |  July 12, 2006

At war with the mystics

To disguise the fact I was too lazy to do any real work this week, I had to fill this space with a list of all the stupid things the Christian Civic League of Maine did lately.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 26, 2006