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Same-sex marriage isn't the threat to African American families

President Obama is catching a fair amount of grief from theologically conservative African American pastors for his decision to no longer defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. "The president has...

By Colbert King  | March 4, 2011; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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In the age of WikiLeaks, what happened to 'need to know' principle?

How in the world did Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst assigned to a battalion of a division stationed in Iraq, allegedly get his hands on 250,000 State Department classified documents, many, if not most, of...

By Colbert King  | December 1, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Midterms will determine the fate of 'don't ask, don't tell'

The repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," policy that mandates the discharge of openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual members of the armed services is not on the ballot in any of the fifty states or the District of Columbia...

By Colbert King  | November 2, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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How Vincent Gray beat Adrian Fenty -- and what awaits him

The remarkable thing about District Council Chairman Vincent Gray's victory was the unremarkable way in which he went about it. He kept his ego in check and did it by the book. From the time he made up his...

By Colbert King  | September 15, 2010; 1:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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The news of this primary day: low turnout

In an otherwise tepid election day, the sight of the season belongs to Ward I council member Jim Graham, whom I spotted cruising along Georgia Avenue in a chauffer-driven, 17-foot long, 1986 white, factory hand-built, Excalibur convertible, equipped with...

By Colbert King  | September 14, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A slow start for primary day in the District

A quick stop this morning at West Elementary School and precinct 54 in Ward 4, then I was off to Taft Junior High School, where I got a taste of District of Columbia elections 50 years ago. First, a...

By Colbert King  | September 14, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Terry Jones's modern-day Crusade against Muslims, Colbert King , September 8, 2010
A trail that Rhee shouldn't have hit, Colbert King , September 5, 2010
Disappointed in DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Colbert King; , June 28, 2010
Elena Kagan's unhelpful supporters, Colbert King , May 16, 2010
Honoring Dorothy Height, Colbert King , April 20, 2010
Empowerment in D.C.'s Ward 8, Colbert King , February 22, 2010
Armao need not apologize about the snow, Colbert King , February 10, 2010
How we got to 'don't ask, don't tell', Colbert King , February 8, 2010
Mourning 'Mac' Mathias, Colbert King , January 26, 2010
What Obama needs to say in the State of the Union, Colbert King , January 20, 2010
Harry Reid could use a lesson in 'Negro dialect', Colbert King , January 10, 2010
Liberals love hate the filibuster, Colbert King , December 21, 2009
Mitch McConnell's health-care harassment, Colbert King , December 19, 2009
Who's really killing D.C.'s voucher program, Colbert King , December 16, 2009
The wall I thought would never fall, Colbert King , November 9, 2009
Obama's paralysis on Afghanistan, Colbert King , October 28, 2009
At the Smithsonian, a living lesson on racism?, Colbert King , October 19, 2009
Barry the 'Betrayed', Colbert King , July 6, 2009
Lincoln's Ghost Along Pennsylvania Avenue, Colbert King , January 20, 2009
Eric Holder vs. the Powerful, Colbert King , December 8, 2008
Al-Qaeda Doesn't Get It, Colbert King , November 24, 2008
Divine Electoral Intervention?, Colbert King , November 4, 2008
How Common Is the Hatred?, Colbert King , October 29, 2008
How Stevens Invited His Verdict, Colbert King , October 27, 2008
The Final Debate: Where Obama Came Up Short, Colbert King , October 15, 2008
Palin Too Close for Comfort, Colbert King , October 13, 2008
The Town Hall Debate: Straight Out of a Sitcom, Colbert King , October 7, 2008
The McCain Campaign Works the Refs, Colbert King , October 2, 2008
The Right Soapbox for McCain, Colbert King , September 24, 2008
Another Questionable McCain Pick, Colbert King , September 24, 2008
The GOP's Self-Defeating Response to Troopergate, Colbert King , September 22, 2008
The Hannity-Palin Infomercial, Colbert King , September 18, 2008
One Way to Clear the Air, Colbert King , September 15, 2008
We Don't Want Another Agnew, Colbert King , September 14, 2008
Controlling Campaign Fever, Colbert King , September 9, 2008
A Made-for-TV Event, Colbert King , September 3, 2008
A Story Palin Should Tell, Colbert King , September 1, 2008
The Only Certainty? McCain Pandered., Colbert King , August 31, 2008
Which America Will Prevail: Old or New?, Colbert King , August 28, 2008
A Roll Call Even Hollywood Couldn't Top, Colbert King , August 27, 2008
The Obama Camp Can Exhale, Colbert King , August 27, 2008
Any Democrats Left in Washington?, Colbert King , August 26, 2008
Already a Busy Week at the Firing Range, Colbert King , August 24, 2008
American Gladiators, the Season Premier, Colbert King , August 24, 2008
 
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