John Avlon is political director for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A CNN contributor, he won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012.
His first-term portrait was serious and kind of lame. The new Obama portrait is all smiles.... MORE
The ex-governor tells John Avlon about running for his old House seat and his marriage plans with... MORE
John Avlon looks at scandals involving Senators Robert Menendez and Mike Crapo and asks if the... MORE
John Avlon on the shooting app for 4-year-olds and an ad deliberately insulting the president. MORE
Brown deserves credit for turning his state’s deficit into a surplus, but it could be short-lived,... MORE
Sensing that the blowhard moment has passed, Beck tries to pass himself off as the voice of reason.... MORE
After coming unglued in an interview with Piers Morgan, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claims he's... MORE
John Avlon pays tribute to the masterful writer, whose style was a bracing balance of intimacy and... MORE
The Republican congressmen who use New York as a campaign ATM, but turn a blind eye to suffering... MORE
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.