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Looking ahead to 2012

While its members (and the rest of the 99 percent) wait to see about how OccupyMaine fares in court — and in possible multiple rounds of appeals and requests for reconsideration — they're not resting on their pallets and sleeping mats.
A year of big elections and business development (fingers crossed)
By DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 30, 2011

Museum dreams

This week, we're joining a guided tour of the Maine Museum of Political Paleontology. A docent is explaining to a group of schoolchildren what's happening in a scene depicting cave people trying to register to vote.
Political Paleontology
By AL DIAMON  |  August 26, 2011

Got what it takes

If you haven't already done so, hustle down to Portland City Hall and sign up to run for mayor.
Why not run for mayor?
By AL DIAMON  |  June 10, 2011

Evil urges

Let’s talk about extremists.
Politics and other mistakes.
By AL DIAMON  |  June 18, 2008

Kooks on parade

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

Bad words and warnings

And now, a few positive words about negative advertising.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 28, 2008


Elect the dead

Before they can be taken seriously, candidates for Congress ought to meet certain stringent criteria. Such as: having a pulse.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 28, 2007

It won’t be soon before long

What Strimling is doing in delaying his entry into the race may be on the high end of coy and the low end of ethical, but it’s dead center on traditional.  
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 26, 2007

Genuine sense of outrage

Democratic US Representative Tom Allen is being accused by editorial writers and other whack jobs of demeaning the political process.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 29, 2007

Scary guy

Three words that cause Maine Republicans to become panic-stricken and lose control of their bodily functions...
 Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 13, 2006

Angst by numbers

Could hordes of illegal aliens decide Maine’s gubernatorial election?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 28, 2006