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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The day free-market Republicans became Soviet economic planners

Can you remember when Republicans still believed in the free market?

May 12, 2023

I was busted by the light police. They had a point.

Night skies have been doubling in brightness every eight years. And our lights are doing a whole lot of harm to other living things.

May 5, 2023

House Republicans walk the plank

The House GOP's debt plan has put 217 House Republicans on record in favor of demolishing popular government services enjoyed by their constituents.

April 28, 2023

Republicans follow their new leader, Marjorie Taylor Greene

Extremists such as Greene can’t be dismissed as gadflies. They are central to the Republican House majority.

April 21, 2023

I’m no genius with genuses, but your garden is killing the Earth

Your lawn and garden are helping to doom the Earth. If you want to save the planet, all you really need to do is plant a single oak tree.

April 7, 2023

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