Colbert I. King
Colbert I. King
Opinion Writer

Colbert I. “Colby” King writes a column -- sometimes about D.C., sometimes about politics -- on that runs on Saturdays. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “for his against-the-grain columns that speak to people in power with ferocity and wisdom." He is also a regular panelist on ABC’s "Inside Washington" and a regular commentator on WTOP Radio. King joined the Post’s editorial board in 1990 and served as deputy editorial page editor from 2000 to 2007. Earlier in his career, he was an executive vice president of Riggs National Bank, U.S. executive director of the World Bank, a deputy assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, Democratic staff director of the Senate’s District of Columbia Committee, a State Department diplomat stationed at the U.S. embassy in Bonn and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Adjutant General’s Corps. King grew up in Washington and attended Howard University. He is married to Gwendolyn Stewart King and has three adult sons.

Latest by Colbert I. King

The right fight, but the wrong reason

The right fight, but the wrong reason

The District needs to assert its rights with Congress, I just wish it wasn’t over pot.

Catching up with the Middle East

Catching up with the Middle East

A chance to get the players and motivations straight as the region melts down.

Yarrow Mamout, the slave who became a Georgetown financier

Yarrow Mamout, the slave who became a Georgetown financier

His story and perhaps his body remain buried in Georgetown.

Where is the outrage over D.C.’s homicides?

Where is the outrage over D.C.’s homicides?

The community’s casual response to the snuffing out of a life on the D.C. streets is hard to accept.