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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Two decades after playing ‘spoiler,’ Ralph Nader fights for Democrats

The legendary consumer advocate is trying to defeat "the worst GOP in history."

October 6, 2022

Republicans could notch a policy win. Instead, they want vengeance.

Better to deny the American public a victory than to let the other party claim one.

September 20, 2022

Hey QAnon! Republicans are playing your song.

Whether the melody is the same or not, Trump is singing the lyrics.

September 19, 2022

Putting the ‘big lie’ to bed — in plush, luxurious comfort

The Justice Department is going to the mattresses with MyPillow's Mike Lindell.

September 16, 2022

Mainstream Democrats romped in the primaries. Republicans went full MAGA.

This should end any claims that our politics is afflicted by “polarization.”

September 13, 2022

Take it from the ad buys: The GOP ‘nihilistic negation’ agenda is nigh

Give megadonor Peter Thiel points for accurately naming the Republican agenda.

September 12, 2022

And on the eighth day, God said: Let Mastriano win Pennsylvania

'Prophet' Julie Green says the Almighty is on MAGA's side.

September 9, 2022

How reactionary is MAGA? Try the first century B.C.

Various tactics that would qualify as “extra-constitutional” have been proliferating on the MAGA right.

September 7, 2022

Dear Insurrectionists and Fascists: I’m sorry I offended you

These authoritarians have some terribly tender egos. They need to pull themselves up by their own jackboot-straps.

September 2, 2022

Here’s why the Trump GOP’s crazy quotient is expanding

Donald Trump and his post-truth pioneers have expanded the frontiers of fakery this week.

August 31, 2022