Colbert I. King

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering D.C. issues and politics

Colbert I. “Colby” King writes a column — sometimes about D.C., sometimes about politics — that runs in print on Saturdays. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary “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,
Latest from Colbert I. King

At rising crime’s core: An absence of hope

Two years ago the Bowser administration crafted a plan to address gun violence. Things have only gotten worse since.

August 5, 2022

2024? Biden should stay focused on the legacy he’s creating now.

Tomorrow is not promised. Biden should go all out now.

July 29, 2022

The national and local intersect for D.C. in November

There’s no substitute to having a strong mayor-council duo carrying the load for the city with the federal government

July 22, 2022

Answering suffering extends beyond the horizon

The needs of others should matter to us whether or not they live in our communities.

July 15, 2022

LGBTQ people need a voice in Saudi Arabia. Biden should do his part.

If Biden is going to visit the repressive kingdom, the least he could do is promote human rights.

July 13, 2022

Clifford Alexander’s fight remains unfinished

The pioneering lawyer worked to demolish the hidden barriers thrown up in front of Black workers — including at The Post

July 8, 2022

The voters speak in D.C., but it’s not quite clear what they said

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is renominated, but less than half of voters are behind her.

July 1, 2022

The Supreme Court found a way to make our gun problem worse

The standards set in Justice Thomas's decision bode ill for gun-safety rules.

June 24, 2022

On Tuesday, voters will chart the course for a changing D.C.

The mayoral primary will test the strength of a name not on the ballot: outgoing Attorney General Karl Racine.

June 17, 2022

D.C. is better off without the NFL — especially if it comes with Daniel Snyder

There are far better uses of 190-acre RFK site than a stadium for a dysfunctional team.

June 10, 2022