Colbert I. King

09/11/2014 - 2:53pm

    In August 1968, many of us in the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, West Germany, read reports with disgust and sadness as Soviet troops with tanks and artillery rolled into Czechoslovakia, closing exit routes and brutally destroying the budding season of freedom that reformers in that country called the Prague Spring...

07/14/2014 - 3:06am

    Around 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July - the day we laud the unalienable rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" - as I was firing up the grill for the family cookout, James Oh, 76, and his wife, Soonai Oh, 66, were being robbed at gunpoint by two men at the Ohs' corner store near my...

06/23/2014 - 3:47pm

    The release of Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices," and Marion Barry's "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr." within days of each other was no doubt unintentional. But the timing is nonetheless fortuitous. The books draw attention to two of Washington's most...

06/02/2014 - 12:31am

    Four and a half years ago, President Obama made a speech at West Point in which he announced an escalation of the war effort in Afghanistan. "After 18 months," he declared, "our troops will begin to come home."

    I sipped the Kool-Aid at the time but...

05/04/2014 - 11:11pm

    Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy made it easy for inquiring minds.

    "Mama. What's a racist? "

    "Why here, honey: Read all about it."

    That's all it takes...

02/27/2014 - 1:34am

    "During National African American History Month, we honor the men and women at the heart of this journey . . . I call upon public officials . . . to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities."

    - President Barack Obama...

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