Colbert I. King

For Colbert I. King's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Apr 18, 2012

The lives of boys devalued in U.S. and Afghanistan

What is a boy's life worth? The answer may depend on who is asking. It also may matter where the question is being raised. Officials in Sanford, Florida, initially decided not to arrest neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon ...

/ Sep 21, 2011

Where we all should mind our own business

One of the more regressive proposals in this still-young U.S. presidential election season comes not from a candidate but, rather, from a journalist, specifically Bill Keller, the departing executive editor of the New York Times. In a recent column, Keller asserted that candidates should ...