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?
By Greg Jayne August 10, 2014 6:01 a.m.
On Thursday, two days after the primary, Chris Rockhold was literally picking up the remnants of his campaign.
By Greg Jayne August 3, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I promise, there won't be any mention about how time flies when you're having fun.
By Greg Jayne July 27, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I knew there was a reason I didn't become a school district administrator.
By Greg Jayne July 20, 2014 6:01 a.m.
It always is inspiring.
By Greg Jayne July 13, 2014 6:01 a.m.
My guess is that they were too busy laughing. That’s just a hunch, but I think it’s a solid one. After all, that was my reaction.
By Greg Jayne July 6, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I wouldn't do it, that's for sure. I don't have the guts or the moxie or the commitment. I don't have the dedication or the ego or the sense of self-righteousness.
By Greg Jayne June 29, 2014 6:01 a.m.
What in the name of the Eiffel Tower is going on around here? There was Ikea. And then there was health care. And now … now we have … soccer? Why, it's the Euronization of America, and that is downright, er, um, it's downright un-American.
By Greg Jayne June 22, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Guess what: I might be wrong.
By Greg Jayne June 15, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The letter to the editor was thought-provoking and to the point: "After the knee-jerk editorial … perhaps The Columbian editorial board could explain what in heaven's name the Troutdale high school shooting has to do with background checks?"
By Greg Jayne June 8, 2014 6 a.m.
There's a brilliant moment in the brilliant Pixar movie "The Incredibles" in which the villain, Syndrome, talks about how the weapons he concocted have given him powers equal to that of any superhero.
By Greg Jayne June 1, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I didn't even get to suspend anybody.
By Greg Jayne May 25, 2014 6:01 a.m.
For me, personally, it hasn't made a bit of difference.
By Greg Jayne May 18, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Michael Delavar had a snappy retort.
By Greg Jayne May 11, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I'm not sure we're getting this whole tolerance thing. You know, the one defined as "sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own."
By Greg Jayne May 4, 2014 6 a.m.
The voice mail was thought-provoking, the kind that makes you go “Hmmm” in between cringes.
By Greg Jayne April 27, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The rhetoric is better in this part of the newspaper. More powerful. More articulate. More insightful and yet often more insipid.
By Greg Jayne April 20, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I was sad. I was sullen. I was morose and gloomy and glum. Why, you might even say I was saturnine — if you happened to have a thesaurus handy.
By Greg Jayne April 13, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I don't have the answers.
By Greg Jayne April 6, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Phew! I'm glad that's over.
By Greg Jayne March 30, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Childhood, it would seem, is different than it used to be. I know, I know, this conclusion doesn’t involve incredibly perceptive powers of parental observation; it simply requires contact with modern kids and an exceptionally long memory that reaches back to your own childhood.
By Greg Jayne March 23, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I'm no statistician, but I'm not sure the numbers add up when we talk about remaking the Clark County Board of Commissioners.
By Greg Jayne March 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.
It's almost like the death of an old friend. Unless you don't like the Columbia River Crossing project, in which case it's like the death of that annoying neighbor who kept disabled cars in his front yard, had a gun range in the back, and liked to loudly share his love of Nickelback with the entire neighborhood.
By Greg Jayne March 9, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The solution is painfully obvious: If you don't wish to serve gays or blacks or Muslims or hermaphrodites or druids … then don't open a business that caters to the public.
By Greg Jayne March 2, 2014 6:01 a.m.
There ought to be a name for it. There ought to be a descriptive term for that time in life when your age and your experience and your accomplishments deliver you to the intersection where Curmudgeon Street collides with Elder Statesman Avenue.
By Greg Jayne February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
As any number of inspirational quotes reminds us, you must dream big in order to achieve great things. Or, as author Israelmore Ayivor puts it, "Never leave the egg in you not laid," which probably lands somewhere between inspirational and bizarre.
By Greg Jayne February 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The reality of change is that it never is as wonderful nor as dreadful as advertised. Never, unless we're talking about when you finally decided to shave your balding head (wonderful), or when you got that ridiculous perm in high school (dreadful).
By Greg Jayne February 9, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The super rich, it would seem, are different from you and me. It's not just the yachts, or the private planes, or the villas in Monaco. It's just that, well, there's something different in their makeup and their demeanor and their way of thinking. Not better, mind you, but different.