Latest from Colbert I. King
  • Opinion

How enslaved Black people helped make Washington our nation’s capital

And no, Jan. 6, 2021, was not the first time that a Congress in our nation’s capital was confronted with a serious domestic threat.
  • Jan 22, 2021
  • Opinion

Martin Luther King gave his life fighting the same forces stirred by Trump

Trump has been a beacon to the bigoted fringes of American society. That light still shines.
  • Jan 15, 2021
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After he leaves office, Trump should pay — literally — for what he has done

It will be expensive to repair the damage the Trump rioters did to the Capitol. Why should the American taxpayer have to pay?
  • Jan 13, 2021

La promesa de Trump de una transición ordenada tiene tan poco valor como él

Esta transición presidencial ya se ha ganado la distinción de ser la transferencia de poder más desordenada y destructiva en la historia de la nación.
  • Jan 10, 2021
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Trump’s pledge of an orderly transition is as worthless as he is

The president ignored laws and codes of civility for more than three years. It’s time for this to end.
  • Jan 8, 2021
  • Opinion

Are Washington’s covid-19 policies as fair as they can be?

As coronavirus vaccines become available, the city prioritizes front-line workers and the vulnerable, while Congress and the president look out for themselves.
  • Jan 2, 2021
  • Opinion

Fourteen days that will test our democracy

Electoral vote counting, protests and inaugurations are hardly new to D.C. But toss in Trump and, suddenly, all bets are off.
  • Jan 1, 2021
  • Opinion

You don’t have to be in a church to pray or feel spiritually nourished

While there is a difference between engaging in the flesh vs. connecting through a broadcast medium, these are extraordinary times.
  • Dec 25, 2020
  • Opinion

If Trump attends Biden’s inauguration, he should do these other eminently decent tasks, too

Being there is the lowest bar of decency.
  • Dec 18, 2020
  • Opinion

The Proud Boys really thought they could terrorize our city. As if.

They need to get out, and be made to stay out, of Washington.
  • Dec 14, 2020