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I can't recall

“I can think of no single measure that would do more to strengthen the credibility of state government than . . . the institution of recall.”
Maine's mixed history with recall efforts
By AL DIAMON  |  April 15, 2011

Down again

Here's a great idea for commemorating the 20th anniversary of Maine's last state-government shutdown in 1991: Let's do it again.
State-government shutdown
By AL DIAMON  |  April 01, 2011

Pregnant pause

The Maine Republican Party has a death wish. Over giving birth.
Maine Republicans on abortion
By AL DIAMON  |  January 28, 2011
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Grading the cabinet

As we watch President Barack Obama replace the federal government's old, unpopular, Republican department heads with fresh, bright talent, it's hard not to think back two years, to the start of Governor Deval Patrick's first term as governor of Massachus
At the midway point of Governor Deval Patrick's first term, we issua a report card for his cabinet
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 21, 2009