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
Latest from Dana Milbank

Et tu, Alito? Murder of stare decisis creates legal circus maximus.

The court’s radical right put the knife in the idea of judicial precedent in its decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

July 1, 2022

Uh-oh. Has Ron Johnson gotten into the ivermectin?

The Republican from Wisconsin has been exhibiting acute confusion over his role in promoting fake electors on Jan. 6, 2021.

June 29, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson could read the ketchup on the wall

If other Trump aides had even half her courage, the country would be in a better place.

June 28, 2022

Rudy Giuliani gets caught in another lie — at a supermarket

A worker clapped him on the shoulder. Then the former mayor turned it into a tall tale.

June 27, 2022

The Supreme Court radicals’ new precedent: Maximum chaos

The court’s right-wingers have abandoned their duty to promote stability in the law and are inviting real-world disruption.

June 25, 2022

Trump and his crackpots brought us to the brink of ‘losing it all’

Testimony before the House Jan. 6 select committee details relentless pressure on the Justice Department to help overturn the 2020 election.

June 23, 2022

Those ignoring the Jan. 6 revelations are guaranteeing more violence

This is about democracy, not "moving the needle."

June 21, 2022

Texas Republicans want to secede? Good riddance.

Consider all the benefits to the rest of the country!

June 20, 2022

BDS detours into old-school antisemitism

The Mapping Project is ludicrous in its attempt to implicate Jews.

June 15, 2022

Rudy Giuliani, drunk on conspiracy theories

Whatever his blood alcohol level, Giuliani’s nonsense quotient was over the limit.

June 13, 2022