John Avlon is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. A CNN contributor, he won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012.
There’s reason to hope Washington’s new lawmakers will get past politics to benefit America, says... MORE
House GOP block billions of dollars in aid to Hurricane Sandy victims. MORE
It was an ugly scramble—and leaves us facing yet another fiscal showdown before spring, says John... MORE
From Mitch Albom to Dave Barry to Mary Schmich, John Avlon picks the year’s best opinion writing. MORE
John Avlon on how our government turned to self-sabotage.
Critics trying to derail Hagel’s likely nod as defense secretary should allow him a hearing, says... MORE
Irresponsible ideologues just weakened the GOP’s hand—and guaranteed more paralysis. By John Avlon. MORE
From magisterial biographies to the fine art of column writing, it’s been a good year in reading. MORE
Obama and Boehner should close a fiscal-cliff deal now, and their parties must climb aboard, says... MORE
The rush by some conservatives to blame Newtown on an absence of God and guns is insane, says John... MORE
While politicians step softly around the gun lobby, Americans keep dying. MORE
No more excuses – it’s time to tighten gun regulations, writes John Avlon. MORE
Taking on the organizations that champion guns is the best way to honor the littlest victims of our... MORE
Signing right-to-work legislation won’t end the fight over the issue, writes John Avlon.... MORE