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Ordinary people

Democracy is a messy system of government. Its basic tenets encourage the ignorant masses to react based on emotional appeals, thereby overwhelming the reasoned judgments of the educated elite.
Mark your ballots
By AL DIAMON  |  April 27, 2012

Future wounds

Welcome to the 2009 post-election trauma center.
Brains, spines, and guts wanted
By AL DIAMON  |  November 13, 2009

Referendum explainer

There are seven statewide referendum questions on the November 3 ballot.
What you need to know about all the questions you’ll have to answer
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2009

Death and taxes

Here's the simple truth about Maine's automobile excise tax: If you don't support the initiative on the November ballot to cut it sharply, we're all going to die.
We’re all going to die
By AL DIAMON  |  September 25, 2009