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Paul’s missed chance

Politics attracts more than its share of crackpots, and we shouldn’t blame candidates for the excesses of their deranged fans, but a teachable moment went sadly unrealized last week when Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky visited Mesquite.

Repeal hurdles high

For a group of conservative lawmakers and activists who’d love nothing better than to circulate a petition to repeal the just-enacted tax increases of the 2015 Legislature, the hurdle of the so-called single subject rule is a high one.

The real deal

There came a moment during Bernie Sanders’ town hall meeting at Treasure Island on Friday when he blurted out a seemingly spontaneous line that was really anything but.