Blaming foreign pilots won’t spare Boeing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. aviation system needs urgently to restore the world’s confidence after two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets. Instead, the Trump administration’s top aviation official, goaded by...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Poof! There goes another Infrastructure Week.

WASHINGTON – As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer sat down with President Trump at the White House last Tuesday to talk about an infrastructure bill, Trump’s acting...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

On the border, for Trump, the Pottery Barn rule

WASHINGTON – President Trump is right. There’s a crisis on the southern border. The existence of the crisis is as obvious as its cause: Trump. He didn’t single-handedly create this mess, but he...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Labor’s death reports were greatly exaggerated

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral. When Justice Samuel Alito and his anti-labor colleagues on the Supreme Court handed down the Janus vs. AFSCME decision last...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Trump finally found conspiracy he doesn’t believe

WASHINGTON – So President Trump finally found a conspiracy theory he doesn’t believe. “Are you still a believer in Santa?” Trump asked an unsuspecting 7-year-old, Collman Lloyd, when she called in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

We’re unable to take your call, we’re dysfunctional

WASHINGTON – Calls to the White House switchboard during this Christmas holiday are greeted by the following message: “We apologize, but due to the lapse in federal funding we are unable to take...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

The 2020 presidential field – oh, we have names

Until now, there were, by my count, 44 Democrats who have either expressed interest in a 2020 presidential run, traveled to Iowa or New Hampshire or otherwise managed to get themselves mentioned....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Bigfoot is job qualification for new AG

WASHINGTON – My colleague Ruth Marcus writes: “The acting attorney general of the United States is a crackpot.” As though that’s a bad thing. Which it isn’t. The “crackpot” bit is not in dispute....

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Guess what? Trump can rewrite the Constitution

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t. … Now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.” – President Trump, explaining this week...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Behold, the newest lesson in Trumponomics 101

WASHINGTON – Tuesday morning brought a textbook illustration of Trumponomics. Under this economic theory – defined roughly as “when it’s sunny, credit me; when it rains, blame them” – President...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

Donald Trump’s America not a safe place for Jews

WASHINGTON – George Washington, in his 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, told Jews they would be safe in the new nation. “The government of the United States … gives to...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

This presidency itself is a very rogue operation

WASHINGTON – Adel al-Jubeir, the Washington playboy cum Saudi foreign minister, on Sunday finally delivered the phrase we’ve all been expecting: They were rogue operators. “This was an operation...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dana Milbank

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