Dan Balz
Dan Balz
The Take

Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post. He has served as the paper’s National Editor, Political Editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent. He is the co-author of two books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Battle For America 2008,” a narrative history of the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association award for political coverage and shared the Gerald R. Ford award for coverage of the presidency. In 2011, he received the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith award for deadline writing about the presidency and the National Press Club’s award for political analysis. He is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” and MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” and is a frequent guest on other public affairs programs.

Latest by Dan Balz

Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Congress’s actions and inactions may be blocking the GOP’s path to victory in the midterm elections.

In Tennessee, consensus politics makes a last stand

In Tennessee, consensus politics makes a last stand

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) is sticking with his state’s long legacy of pragmatic politics as he faces a challenge from tea party.

If voter turnout is key, why is it so low?

If voter turnout is key, why is it so low?

Studies suggest that practical steps to reverse the trend miss the main problem: lack of motivation.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

Public cynicism about politicians and Washington and low primary turnouts point to unpredictable election year.