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Jim Camden

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Camden: Inslee conjures bloody image of Washington's budget

By Jim Camden December 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Before we know it, the legislative session will be on us, and with it the kind of rhetoric that can make one pause.

Camden: Legislature rearranges the deck chairs, and the decks

By Jim Camden December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

The axiom that elections have consequences is much in evidence in the capital these days as the Senate's new Republican majority rearranges the deck chairs.

Camden: What are the odds the 'War on Christmas' finds peace?

By Jim Camden December 10, 2014 6 a.m.

'Tis the night before Christmas, plus about 14, and all through the statehouse not a creature is stirring with complaints about how Washington is waging war on the holiday.

Camden: Senate GOP needs to spend cash on new metaphor

By Jim Camden November 26, 2014 6 a.m.

It's time for someone to give Senate Republican budget writers a new metaphor for hyperbolic parsimony.

Camden: Slim majorities require focus on party allegiance

By Jim Camden November 19, 2014 6 a.m.

The most ephemeral thing in politics might be big majorities. This should be particularly obvious to Democrats as they look to next year's Legislature.

Camden: Lessons learned from Washington's midterm election

By Jim Camden November 12, 2014 6 a.m.

A paragraph in the political correspondents' code requires us to tell voters "what it all means" shortly after an election.

Camden: Spokane Valley not anywhere close to being centrist

By Jim Camden November 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Picking up a slightly dated copy of USA Today last week made me wonder if I'd been away from Eastern Washington so long that a seismic shift in the body politic had occurred in my absence. Spokane Valley, it said, was the No. 1 city for "centrists."

Camden: State's 'politically engaged' voters might break it off

By Jim Camden October 29, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Barely a week goes by without some study by some expert or organization announcing how well or poorly it thinks Washington does in some area of politics.

Camden: Challenge McMorris Rodgers on issues that actually exist

By Jim Camden October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

At least once a week, and more frequently during election season, the newspaper gets a call, letter, email or online comment alleging a scandal about Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Camden: Native Americans deserve a holiday all on its own

By Jim Camden October 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Monday was cause for minor celebration in Spokane as one of the few weekdays of the year in which "free parking" is not just a square on the Monopoly board.

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