Columnist: Dana Milbank

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 01:36 PM

Signs of a fever breaking

Liz Cheney's Senate candidacy gives me hope.


Jul. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

GOP tests the meaning of insanity

Well, this is embarrassing. Republicans have made so many attempts to repeal "Obamacare" that the scorekeepers have lost count.


Jul. 14, 2013 @ 08:41 PM

The GOP misfires on food stamps

There was a rare moment of candor on the House floor last week.

Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, a committee chairman and the man who led House Republicans to their majority in 2010, was explaining why he and his colleagues decided to drop the food stamp program from the farm bill.

"What we have carefully done is exclude some extraneous pieces," he said.


Jul. 12, 2013 @ 11:13 AM

GOP's search-and-destroy mission

Watching House Republicans' latest complaint about Obamacare brings to mind the joke Woody Allen used to open "Annie Hall," about two elderly women at a Catskills resort. "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible," says one. "Yeah, I know," says the other. "And such small portions."


Jul. 08, 2013 @ 11:55 AM

The change that wasn't

The nation's capital was savoring a satisfying spasm of schadenfreude this holiday weekend.


Jul. 05, 2013 @ 02:57 PM

Right-wing fireworks over Power

A group of conservatives gathered in Washington on the eve of Independence Day to provide a preview of the opposition to Samantha Power's nomination to be ambassador to the United Nations.


Jul. 01, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

Darrell Issa's scandal-mongering

This is how a scandal implodes:

First, the head of the investigation overpromises.


Jun. 27, 2013 @ 10:27 PM

Celebration at the Supreme Court

The moment Justice Anthony Kennedy said the words -- "Section 3 of DOMA is in violation of the Fifth Amendment" -- a muffled cheer pierced the quiet in the Supreme Court chamber.
Heads turned to the audience and security officers looked for the offender, but the celebration was just beginning.


Jun. 27, 2013 @ 09:21 PM

Supreme Court guts the triumph of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Roberts court chose a most cynical way to celebrate this summer's 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.


Jun. 24, 2013 @ 01:13 AM

A caucus out to pasture

House Speaker John Boehner stopped by the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon to pitch a gathering of the National Association of Manufacturers on the Republicans' plans for jobs and growth.


Jun. 21, 2013 @ 12:18 PM

Tea party scalds Marco Rubio

The tea party returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, but this time the don't-tread-on-me crowd trod upon one of its own.


Jun. 18, 2013 @ 03:14 PM

The left turns compliant on violating civil liberties

Where have all the liberals gone?

President Obama, who as a Democratic senator accused the Bush administration of violating civil liberties in the name of security, now vigorously defends his own administration's collection of Americans' phone records and Internet activities.


Jun. 14, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

Milbank: Holding back the tide

The National Mall has monuments to heroism, freedom and sacrifice. Pretty soon it will also have a monument to failure. Drive on 17th Street NW, just south of Constitution Avenue, and you'll see concrete footings, a mound of dirt and jersey barriers -- all part of an oft-delayed project to build a flood wall to protect downtown Washington from a rising Potomac River.


Jun. 09, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

All in the White House family

Working in the Obama administration is becoming a family affair.


Jun. 07, 2013 @ 10:22 PM

Republicans act like it's 1999

A good indication of House Republicans' mind-set came last week, when Rep. John Boehner's spokesman wrote on the House speaker's official blog that a speech by Obama on student loans was an attempt "to change the subject from its growing list of scandals."