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

A salty and ebullient send-off, befitting Ben Bradlee

A salty and ebullient send-off, befitting Ben Bradlee

The spectacle, the luminaries, the laughs and the profanities: All served to honor the ‘journalistic warrior’

President Bystander

President Bystander

The problem with Obama is not overreach but his tendency to be hands-off.

The Secret Service should thank the latest fence jumper

The Secret Service should thank the latest fence jumper

The episode provides a much-needed happy story for the agency.

A quixotic candidacy in South Dakota

A quixotic candidacy in South Dakota

Independent Larry Pressler shakes up a Senate race that was supposed to be easy for Republicans.