At the risk of revealing more than I should about the enormous financial windfall that comes with being a journalist, I'll let you in on a secret — a proposed capital-gains tax in Washington would not apply to me.
We'll concede this much: Jim McIntire knows more about taxes and income and finances than I do. At least I hope he does, considering that he is the state treasurer and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington.
Some 23 years ago, as Los Angeles was smoldering from the Rodney King riots, a friend of mine put forth an interesting thesis: "Television is evil," he said. "Without television, we wouldn't be having these riots."