Dana Milbank

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist covering national politics

Education: Yale University, BA cum laude in political science

Dana Milbank is a nationally syndicated op-ed columnist for The Washington Post. He also provides political commentary for various TV outlets, and he is the author of three books on politics, including the national bestseller “Homo Politicus.” Milbank joined The Post in 2000 as a Style political writer, then covered the presidency of George W. Bush as a White House correspondent before starting the column in 2005. Before joining The Post, Milbank spent two years as a senior editor at the New Republic, where he covered the Clinton White House, and eight years as a reporter with the Wall Street
Latest from Dana Milbank

As one Joe builds, another Joe destroys

The split screen that bedevils the White House: Biden on one side and Manchin on the other.

January 19, 2022

On Jan. 6 anniversary, Republicans plumb new depths

Is it any wonder the Republican Party’s moral integrity has fallen so far, so fast?

January 6, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a wart on the body politic. Facebook is a melanoma.

Facebook's 24-hour ban of Greene is just the latest evidence of its irresponsibility.

January 4, 2022

This is the worst economy we never had

Christmas sales boomed. Unemployment stays low. Companies are profitable. But Fox News is still complaining about the Biden economy.

December 29, 2021

This Christmas, Republicans are giving themselves congressional seats for life

The GOP is redistricting its way to a permanent majority.

December 23, 2021

Sarah Palin’s anti-vax talk shows Republicans have become a death cult

The former Alaska governor's talk of "dead bodies" is on point.

December 20, 2021

‘We are closer to civil war than any of us would like to believe,’ new study says

The upcoming book 'How Civil Wars Start' lays out a scary future.

December 17, 2021

Meadows texts show Trump did what GOP (falsely) claimed Clinton did in Benghazi

The Jan. 6 text messages to Mark Meadows are outrageous. So where’s the Benghazi-level outrage?

December 15, 2021

Trump’s PowerPoint coup plotters were crackpots. We may not be so lucky next time.

The PowerPoint that landed in Mark Meadows's inbox shows he's guilty of contempt of competence.

December 13, 2021

Al Gore was manly. Josh Hawley, not so much.

There is an admirable definition of manliness — characterized by honor, integrity and grace — and then there is the view of the Republican senator from Missouri.

December 8, 2021