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

The new House majority uses the levers of power to stoke paranoia

House Republicans want you to be very, very afraid.

February 3, 2023

House Republicans bring the bread and circuses

In truth, the new majority doesn’t have much bread to dole out. But it has more clown acts than could fill the Circus Maximus.

January 27, 2023

George Santos is exactly where he belongs

The House Republican majority is perfect for people like Santos who just sit around and make things up.

January 20, 2023

Can you govern on a lie? House Republicans give it a try.

The GOP's "weaponization" subcommittee is just the start.

January 13, 2023

To save himself, McCarthy just destroyed the House

McCarthy becomes speaker on the 15th vote — but he's already irrelevant.

January 7, 2023

I’ve covered a lot of snakes in my career. These are the worst.

The 23 snakeskins in our attic included one that had belonged to a copperhead.

December 30, 2022

For Republicans, it’s going to be a fabulist year

Volodymyr Zelensky’s address capped a very productive "lame duck." Remember this moment: It may be the last time you see a competent government for two years.

December 22, 2022

Is Kevin McCarthy okay?

McCarthy’s caucus would be enough to scramble the most orderly mind.

December 16, 2022

As Pelosi bows out, chaos enters (stage right)

Pelosi is leaving in a burst of productivity before the House becomes a lawmaking dead zone.

December 2, 2022