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 GOP response to Trump is one hell of an indictment

“Did you or did you not decriminalize public urination in Washington, D.C.?” Rep. Lauren Boebert demanded of a witness, D.C. council member Charles Allen.

March 31, 2023

Trump makes suckers of House Republicans. Again.

A week ago, leading Republicans dared to hope Trump’s sway was ebbing. He changed all that with one post announcing his expectation that he would be arrested.

March 24, 2023

Kevin McCarthy joins the insurrection

It doesn’t seem to matter what you ask the speaker of the House. He hasn’t read it, seen it or heard about it.

March 10, 2023

There ain’t no cure for long covidiocy

The pandemic has faded, but one of the least understood effects of the virus still eludes treatment: There is no known cure for long covidiocy.

March 3, 2023

George Santos speaks the truth!

Nothing succeeds like secession.

February 24, 2023

I bought a gun — and I intend to use it

Deer are no longer an adorable nuisance, munching our shrubs and flowers but otherwise minding their own business. They are causing an ecological disaster.

February 17, 2023

Yes, weaponization committee. We are all out to get you.

Plus: Republicans saw red after the Democrats’ mention of white nationalism.

February 10, 2023

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