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.” His book “The Destructionists: The 25-Year Crackup of the Republican Party” (Doubleday) is out in August. 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 N
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How Elise Stefanik, ‘bright light’ of a generation, chose a dark path

It’s an old story: Ambitious Republican abandons principle to advance in Trump’s GOP.

May 20, 2022

UFOs are real, and they have abducted Elise Stefanik

For the MAGA masses to focus now on the truth would be, well, alien.

May 17, 2022

Not-so-great replacement: Extremists become GOP mainstream

A new study suggests that 1 in 5 GOP state legislators in the U.S. are affiliated with far-right groups.

May 16, 2022

Roe’s impending reversal is a 9/11 attack on America’s social fabric

All the political jockeying misses the overarching significance here.

May 13, 2022

Give me one good reason I shouldn’t believe Mitch McConnell

I’ve always believed Mitch McConnell.

May 10, 2022

That 13th-century law treatise Alito uses? Here’s what else it says.

This medieval court is just getting started.

May 9, 2022

Supreme Court’s hacks reward Republicans’ betrayal of democracy

There is indeed a "toxic spectacle" going on with the overturning of Roe.

May 6, 2022

Republicans’ 2023 agenda: Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden

In the Republican imagination, the president's son is everywhere.

May 4, 2022

The turkeys of toxic masculinity strut their stuff

An aggressive wild turkey in D.C. shares some behavior with those on the Trump right.

May 2, 2022

Republicans have only themselves to blame for Madison Cawthorn

Cawthorn saw the GOP’s direction — and did what he had to do to be successful.

April 29, 2022