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.
By Greg Jayne July 26, 2015 6 a.m.
Washingtonians have Pat Robertson to thank for our state's presidential primary. Seriously.
By Greg Jayne July 19, 2015 6 a.m.
Well, that certainly was frightening.
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.
By Greg Jayne July 5, 2015 6 a.m.
They've already won.
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.
By Greg Jayne June 14, 2015 6:01 a.m.
Was Babe Ruth black?
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.
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.
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.
By Greg Jayne May 17, 2015 6:01 a.m.
The question, really, is where the next generation of giants will come from.
By Greg Jayne May 10, 2015 6:01 a.m.
Ostensibly, they are about sports. About fun and games. About life's relatively insignificant diversions.
By Greg Jayne May 3, 2015 6:01 a.m.
What about Bob?
By Greg Jayne April 26, 2015 6 a.m.
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.
By Greg Jayne April 19, 2015 6:01 a.m.
It could have been me. And my wife. And our two boys, ages 11 and 6.
By Greg Jayne April 12, 2015 6:01 a.m.
It is, as they say, like déjà vu all over again. Like an updated version of "Back to the Future." Like the 1980s have returned — minus the leg warmers.
By Greg Jayne April 5, 2015 6 a.m.
In the annals of ideas poorly conceived and disastrously executed, this was the political equivalent to the invasion of Stalingrad, the Chernobyl disaster or the introduction of New Coke.
By Greg Jayne March 29, 2015 6 a.m.
‘You know what this does?” Biff asked, sipping his beer and waiting with quiet anticipation.
By Greg Jayne March 22, 2015 6 a.m.
It makes sense, doesn't it?
By Greg Jayne March 15, 2015 6 a.m.
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."
By Greg Jayne March 8, 2015 6 a.m.
If you ask me, he's a little bit nutty — and that's OK.
By Greg Jayne March 1, 2015 6 a.m.
So much for my vacation plans.
By Greg Jayne February 22, 2015 6 a.m.
OK, OK, I get it. Science can be scary. Science can be obtuse. Science can be overwhelming, and to a non-scientist such as myself, science can be confusing.
By Greg Jayne February 15, 2015 6 a.m.
There are questions. Of course there are questions. A governor doesn't resign amid scandal without leaving behind questions that will take months or years to answer.
By Greg Jayne February 8, 2015 6 a.m.
It was a rite of passage.
By Greg Jayne February 1, 2015 6:01 a.m.
Personally, I prefer "E Pluribus Unum," but that's just me.
By Greg Jayne January 25, 2015 6 a.m.
On a certain level, Tim Eyman is quite likable.
By Greg Jayne January 18, 2015 6 a.m.
It was like a tennis match. A hopelessly one-sided tennis match, with Jaime Herrera Beutler playing the role of Serena Williams and the Clark County Republican Party looking like a weekend recreational player.
By Greg Jayne January 11, 2015 6 a.m.
As the 114th Congress opens up shop, I am struck by one overwhelming thought: We can do better.
By Greg Jayne January 4, 2015 6:01 a.m.
I'm not sure I buy it.
By Greg Jayne December 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Sometimes, inexplicably, you find yourself at the intersection of dumb and clever, of foolish and inspired, of gutsy but harmless. Sometimes you arrive at a moment that will create a memorable story for years to come.
By Greg Jayne December 21, 2014 6 a.m.
'Tis the season.
By Greg Jayne December 14, 2014 6 a.m.
In many ways, slogans are the candy canes of politics. They're sweet, and nearly everybody likes them, and they can make your mouth water. But, in the end, they are empty calories that rot your teeth.
By Greg Jayne December 7, 2014 6 a.m.
I can always tell who is having a bad week.
By Greg Jayne November 30, 2014 6:01 a.m.
One of the oft-stated truisms of the American political system is that citizens can express an opinion by choosing to not vote.
By Greg Jayne November 23, 2014 6 a.m.
If only there were more Sundays in the week.
By Greg Jayne November 16, 2014 6 a.m.
If only the C-Tran board members knew a little more about basketball.
By Greg Jayne November 9, 2014 6 a.m.
As noted philosopher Yogi Berra is credited with saying, it's like déjà vu all over again.
By Greg Jayne November 2, 2014 6 a.m.
So many issues, so little time.
By Greg Jayne October 26, 2014 6 a.m.
I don't think Jaime Herrera Beutler is part of the problem — which likely means that I am part of the problem.
By Greg Jayne October 19, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I should have been a lawyer.
By Greg Jayne October 12, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The arguments against a proposed Clark County charter sound familiar and well-rehearsed.
By Greg Jayne October 5, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Election season has arrived. This might not sound as exciting as Christmas season or football season or Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," but for many of us it's kind of a big deal.
By Greg Jayne September 28, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The pastor? He's on solid ground. He is embracing his duty to be loving. To be compassionate. To judge not, lest he be judged.
By Greg Jayne September 21, 2014 6 a.m.
Phew! I'm glad we cleared that up. I'm glad we answered that question. I'm happy there are no lingering doubts about the impact a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver would have on a proposed waterfront development nearby.
By Greg Jayne September 14, 2014 6 a.m.
I come today not to speak about Ray Rice. Many words have been expended by minds much brighter than mine on Rice and domestic violence and the indefensible inaction of the National Football League.
By Greg Jayne September 7, 2014 6 a.m.
David Darby, the best evidence suggests, is a true believer. A rebel with a cause. A 69-year-old scofflaw whose ideology is so entrenched that he will travel down the most arcane of legal avenues in pursuit of his goal.
By Greg Jayne August 31, 2014 6:02 a.m.
Admittedly, it can't be easy being a politician. All of that legislating and lawmaking and representing can wear on a person. And when you aren't making laws, you're campaigning so you can stay in office and make more laws.
By Greg Jayne August 24, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Ahhh, this is the life.
By Greg Jayne August 17, 2014 6:01 a.m.
What about Jennifer Huston?