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.
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.
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