Dana Milbank
Dana Milbank
Opinion Writer

Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined The Post as a political reporter in 2000, after two years as a senior editor of The New Republic and eight years with the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of three political books: Tears of a Clown (2010), Homo Politicus (2008) and Smashmouth (2001). He lives in Washington.

Latest by Dana Milbank

The U.S. plays whack-a-mole with the Islamic State

The U.S. plays whack-a-mole with the Islamic State

But the president deserves credit for ignoring the more extreme voices on the left that would have him retreat.

Clinton and Obama are on the wrong side of history

Clinton and Obama are on the wrong side of history

Scenes from a populist insurrection.

In his presidential homestretch, Obama regains the momentum

In his presidential homestretch, Obama regains the momentum

It’s refreshing to see an often passive president regaining vigor as he reaches the end of his presidency.

Americans reclaim the liberal label

Americans reclaim the liberal label

The rise could be a counterweight to the tea party’s over-the-top conservatism.