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Lawmakers never tire of trying to save us from ourselves

There’s a classic scene in the gone-too-soon HBO series “Deadwood,” when an exhausted Wild Bill Hickok tries to dissuade his good friend from helping to find a job for the increasingly restless gunfighter. “Can you let me go to hell the way I want to?” Hickock pleads.

Money pipeline

The real question about former Clark County Commissioner Chip Maxfield’s recently ended job at the defunct Clean Water Coalition is not why he was paid a salary or consulting fees for years after the agency lost its reason to exist.

What’s the plan to move stalled judge nomination?

It was clear earlier this year that something was up when U.S. Sen. Harry Reid again nominated District Judge Elissa Cadish for the federal bench.

Open records bill could end up closing public books

Back in the days when I was a police reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, I once drove down to the records division of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to request a criminal history report.

Where does Heller stand now on restoring Glass-Steagall?

In the closing days of the oh-so-close 2010 U.S. Senate race between Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley and then-appointed Republican incumbent Dean Heller, the Heller campaign hit on a winning issue.

Marilyn’s mad

If you think the oddest thing that happened during the first week of the Legislature involved Assemblyman Steven Brooks, you missed the real drama.

End of Brooks saga almost in sight

According to Assemblyman Steven Brooks, I am “the only man with integrity around here.”