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Greg Jayne

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Jayne: You don't call the president to get that pothole filled

By Greg Jayne August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Let's be honest — you are more likely to run into a county councilor at the grocery store than President Barack Obama.

Jayne: Parties cling to antiquated way of choosing candidates

By Greg Jayne July 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Washingtonians have Pat Robertson to thank for our state's presidential primary. Seriously.

Jayne: Has a civic disaster already shaken our ability to act?

By Greg Jayne July 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Well, that certainly was frightening.

Jayne: Face it, 'the good old days' weren't really all that good

By Greg Jayne July 12, 2015 6:01 a.m.

In between the cat videos and the photos of what's for lunch, Facebook occasionally provides some thought-provoking fodder.

Jayne: Stewart sums up nation's shameful racial atmosphere

By Greg Jayne June 21, 2015 6:01 a.m.

There is a certain arrogance necessary for being a writer, a confidence in your superior ability to string together words that illuminate a particular thought.

Jayne: Time to think outside the box about racial heritage

By Greg Jayne June 14, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Was Babe Ruth black?

Jayne: Buzzfeed lists not the be-all, and other words of wisdom

By Greg Jayne June 7, 2015 6:01 a.m.

It has been said, by people likely smarter than myself, that inside every adult lurks a commencement speaker dying to get out. While this insight is prescient for all, it is particularly relevant for those looking for a cheap topic for a newspaper column during graduation season.

Jayne: Deck stacked against building blocks of building skills

By Greg Jayne May 31, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Let's start with this premise: "Income inequality" is one of the more absurd catchphrases of modern discourse. We'll lump it with "The Great Recession" and "awfully good" as items that fall into the category of oxymoronic/nonsensical/overused tools of rhetoric.

Jayne: A look at capital-gains tax proposal, dark side and all

By Greg Jayne May 24, 2015 6 a.m.

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.

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