Latest from Colbert I. King
  • Opinion

Harris has been tasked with addressing Northern Triangle migration. She should ask some tough questions first.

A lot of money has been spent on the root causes of migration from Central America. What has worked — and what hasn't?
  • Apr 20, 2021
  • Opinion

The media’s horse-race narratives are covering up the big issue of voter suppression

The media is paying more attention to whether the president is winning or losing against Republican rivals.
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Opinion

In today’s uphill struggle to combat voter suppression, remember the Pearl

The daring 1848 attempt to escape slavery deserves to be better known — and continues to reverberate today.
  • Apr 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Republicans need help to torpedo Biden’s infrastructure bill. Will Democrats give it to them?

Demands for progressive changes and for removing the SALT deduction cap play into the hands of Trump and the GOP.
  • Apr 2, 2021
  • Opinion

Mitch McConnell needs to remember why Republicans are in such poor standing in D.C.

Republicans seem to think party registration should determine voting representation.
  • Mar 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Basketball legend Elgin Baylor got his start in D.C. I am grateful to have seen him play way back when.

My introduction to the basketball legend was neither direct nor formal, but I was an eyewitness to his greatness.
  • Mar 23, 2021
  • Opinion

The key question as the House considers D.C. statehood: Do we believe in the ‘consent of the governed’ or not?

There’s more to the injustice than the lack of voting representation on the Hill.
  • Mar 21, 2021
  • Opinion

Mitch McConnell is running scared

The time has come for Senate Democrats to end the filibuster.
  • Mar 19, 2021
  • Opinion

Diversity matters, but actions and values just as much

Republicans are narrowing their thinking even as they take baby steps toward broadening their party in terms of race and gender.
  • Mar 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Surely we can do better for the people in D.C. living without homes

The twin crises of homelessness and mental illness are intertwined in D.C.
  • Mar 5, 2021