Colbert I. King

03/05/2015 - 7:43pm

    Sometimes it's hard to choose your poison, especially when all the options are horrible. That's what it's like when the District of Columbia decides to take on Congress over an issue of self- government.

    The District's chances of...

02/26/2015 - 5:25pm

    Let me see if I have this straight.

    The Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL, is a militant Sunni Muslim group waging war against the Shiite-dominated government in Iraq....

02/05/2015 - 7:30pm

    "Bondmen, according to the slave code, were not allowed to meet or hold any kind of meeting unless a white man was present. Nor were they allowed to be out after ten o'clock at night without a pass, or to have two or more congregate on the street...

01/30/2015 - 12:11am

    A reader of last week's column about Islamist extremism wrote, "It is not really about Islam. It is about things you understand all too well: poverty, alienation, disenfranchisement, and a search for meaning and identity. Identifying with Muslim...

01/23/2015 - 3:31am

    Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser was right to speak out on the terrorist attacks in Paris. Washington and Paris have been sister cities since 2000. Those heinous acts against freedom of speech, Bowser noted, only strengthen the bond between the two capitals...

12/24/2014 - 2:29pm

    "He's making a list, checking it twice, going to find out who's naughty or nice . . ."

    Santa Claus does not, of course, need any help in deciding among the deserving and...

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