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Author Archives: Dana Milbank / Syndicated Columnist

No ‘ifs,’ lots of ‘buts’ in VA scandal

WASHINGTON – It doesn’t inspire great confidence that President Obama, on the day he finally decided to comment about excessive wait times for veterans’ medical appointments, showed up late to read his statement.

Finally, a GOP plan for health care

WASHINGTON – For the first time since Obamacare split the country in two, the conditions for a cease-fire have begun to appear.

Passive Shinseki should step aside

WASHINGTON – Eric Shinseki served his country honorably as a twice-wounded officer in Vietna …

Jarring juxtaposition on climate

WASHINGTON – On the eve of the Obama administration’s release Tuesday of a report warning about grave consequences of climate change

White House fuels Benghazi fire

WASHINGTON – If Republicans succeed in turning the Benghazi “scandal” from a nothingburger i …

Harry Reid addicted to Koch brothers

WASHINGTON – The time has come to stop the denial and to admit that Senate Majority Leader H …

President plays tourist overseas

President Obama landed in Japan Wednesday night and delivered an important message on behalf of the …

Budget slows race to other worlds

WASHINGTON – NASA just confirmed what sci-fi enthusiasts have known all along: There are other civilizations out there.

Obama has lost his vital youth army

WASHINGTON – The day before the Iowa caucuses in 2008, I wrote about the massive crowds of y …