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Creature from the Black Lagoon

I don't believe in ghosts. Or vampires. Or werewolves. Or other mythical creatures, such as Republican US Senate candidate Scott D'Amboise.
Tax reform: it's downright scary
By AL DIAMON  |  October 22, 2011

Walking on broken glass

There must be some kind of law that kicks in whenever a prominent politician leaves office, requiring every columnist and pundit to blather on at length about the triumphs and tragedies of that esteemed figure's checkered career.
A (very) short list of Baldacci's successes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 17, 2010

Setting the stage for November

It's been more than a week since the June 8 primary election, which saw Republican PAUL LEPAGE (Waterville mayor and Marden's exec) beat a large field of better-financed competitors, and LIBBY MITCHELL (state senate president) pull out ahead of the D
Post-primary musings
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010

Fed up and low down

Just kidding. Of course they’ll lose.
For once, the beleaguered taxpayers of Maine can’t lose
By AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2010

Don't make promises

In writing a weekly political column, you learn not to use the first paragraph to make extravagant claims you can't possibly deliver on.
Paul LePage's disastrous mistake
By AL DIAMON  |  February 26, 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

Be afraid

This Halloween, if you want to scare the crap out of your favorite political activist — liberal or conservative — skip the fright mask, fake blood, and glowing green goop.
The Dunlap horror
By AL DIAMON  |  October 30, 2009

Happy together

There's an easy way to make everyone happy.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 31, 2009

My aim is true

I believe in having clear and achievable goals.
Talking Politics
By AL DIAMON  |  June 26, 2009

Here it comes again

Is it possible to tax stupidity? If so, Maine could generate enough revenue to eliminate the income tax, property tax, excise tax, inheritance tax, and sales tax.
Gov. Baldacci's stupid approach to tax reform.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 04, 2009