Dana Milbank / Politics

Marco Rubio's Fury Over Cuba Shift

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party's point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama's move Wednesday to normalize relations with the Cold War foe.

The Cuban-American ...

Energy Industry Says CO2 is Good for Us

WASHINGTON -- For years, the fossil-fuel industries have been telling us that global warming is a hoax based on junk science.

But now these industries are floating an intriguing new argument: They're admitting that human use of coal, oil and gas ...

The Coarsening of Politics

WASHINGTON -- "The report is full of crap."

Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency.

The line might have been funny, if ...

Jonathan Gruber's Bad Day

WASHINGTON -- A gaffe, under the oft-cited Michael Kinsley rule, is when somebody in Washington accidentally speaks the truth. But what happens when frankness leads you to say something so monumentally stupid -- the verbal equivalent of a pratfall...

The New Republic is dead

WASHINGTON -- At a 40th-birthday party in July for Franklin Foer, editor of the New Republic, the magazine's young owner, Chris Hughes, got all choked up as he pledged to the roomful of writers at Foer's country home in Pennsylvania that the two ...

Eric Garner Case Offers Obama a Moment to Seize

WASHINGTON -- The words, spoken about the Eric Garner travesty in New York, were righteous and powerful.

"When you look at what they did to this guy and putting him in a chokehold like that, it's inexcusable -- absolutely inexcusable and brutal."...