Dana Milbank / Politics

The End of the White House's Insularity?

WASHINGTON -- In the early days of the Obama administration, my Washington Post colleague Shailagh Murray and I used to trade tales of the arrogance of White House officials more interested in their insular club and the prestige of their positions...

Can Israel Remain a Democracy?

WASHINGTON -- Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater.

She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing, and the procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath ...

GOP Budget is One Big Gimmick

WASHINGTON -- Six men in green ties took the stage in the House television studio Tuesday, and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, a slight leprechaun of a man with silver hair and dark eyebrows, approached the microphone.

"Good mor -- top...

Can the GOP End Their 'War on Women'?

WASHINGTON -- There were a couple of problems right off the bat when would-be Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and the top Republican woman in the House, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sat down with conservative interest groups Monday ...

Jason Rezaian's Detention a Tragedy for Iran

WASHINGTON -- If my Post colleague Jason Rezaian were home for his 39th birthday on Sunday, he'd probably be at his brother Ali's house in Mill Valley, California, building Star Wars Legos with his 7-year-old nephew and dipping into some spicy ...

Republicans Set Up a Breakaway Nation

WASHINGTON -- The New York Daily News branded Senate Republicans "TRAITORS" in large type across its cover Tuesday, saying, "GOPers try to sabotage Bam nuke deal."

That's not quite right. It's true that 47 Republican senators did their level best...