Latest from Dan Balz

Risks and rewards: The summer that could define the Biden presidency

He faces big challenges and hard decisions on infrastructure, voting rights and the pandemic, testing liberals’ loyalty and whether bipartisanship is possible.
  • Jun 19, 2021

As Biden tries to rally allies, he faces questions abroad about the state of U.S. democracy

A new survey highlights the positive reaction abroad to Biden’s presidency after Trump, but resolving doubts about America’s internal divisions remains his challenge.
  • Jun 12, 2021

Is there a special relationship building between Biden and Boris? Or not?

The president and the prime minister have plenty of incentives to become true partners, but they’re not exactly cut from the same cloth and Britain’s place in the world is in transition.
  • Jun 9, 2021

For GOP candidates, there’s no escaping the influence of Trump

Mike Pence, George P. Bush are the latest examples of what it means to be a Republican in this era.
  • Jun 5, 2021

The GOP push to revisit 2020 has worrisome implications for future elections

Republicans say audits and new voting laws are aimed at assuring election integrity; the result could be just the opposite.
  • May 29, 2021

The Senate vote on the bipartisan Jan. 6 commission showed Trump’s power and a government under duress

The leaders of the 9/11 commission decry the Senate vote and say a democracy should not shrink from seeking the truth.
  • May 28, 2021

A changed Democratic Party continues to influence the Biden presidency

The party’s shift to the left has created an environment that shapes decision-making abroad and at home.
  • May 22, 2021

The purging of Liz Cheney is about much more than the future of the GOP

Cheney’s removal from leadership post highlights a broader assault on truth and democracy led by Donald Trump.
  • May 15, 2021

British elections send a message to Trump, GOP and Biden’s Democrats

The tug and pull of cultural and economic issues and changing coalitions affect both parties.
  • May 11, 2021

A blinking light ahead: Slowing population growth raises questions about America as a land with unlimited horizons

New population and fertility figures spur debate about political, economic and social impacts — and what, if anything, can or should be done about them.
  • May 9, 2021