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

Liz Cheney’s demise was set in motion by her father

It has all the makings of a Greek tragedy.

August 12, 2022

La histeria del Partido Republicano por el allanamiento a Trump es una invitación a la violencia

La insensata respuesta del eje Partido Republicano-Fox News al allanamiento del FBI a Mar-a-Lago, la residencia de Trump en Florida, hace parecer que estamos cayendo en un foso.

August 10, 2022

GOP hysteria over the Mar-a-Lago search is an invitation to violence

GOP overreactions to the Trump search warrant could lead to violence.

August 9, 2022

Is Trump merely a symptom of GOP decline? Dana Milbank answered your questions.

Dana Milbank answered reader questions about his essay on Republicans. Read the transcript.

August 8, 2022

The GOP is sick. It didn’t start with Trump — and won’t end with him.

Trump is just a symptom of the sickness in the GOP.

August 4, 2022

In the GOP, the paranoid fringe is becoming the establishment

Arizona Republicans are sending forward a full slate of election deniers.

August 3, 2022

The latest Trump grift? Burying Ivana at their golf club.

Is the former president going after her grave's apparent tax benefits?

August 1, 2022

Joe Manchin shocks Republicans by revealing he is a Democrat

The centrist senator's support for the drug and energy bill prompted howls of betrayal.

July 29, 2022

A hero of the Trump right shows his true colors: Whites only

Viktor Orban's invitation to CPAC reveals where the American right is heading.

July 27, 2022

Pence gets dissed again — and he ‘deserves it’

Trump is yet lionized — while Pence can't get a table at Olive Garden.

July 26, 2022