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Michael McGough

Writer

Michael McGough is the Los Angeles Times’ senior editorial writer, based in Washington, D.C. He has been writing editorials for The Times since 2006. Before that, McGough worked for 30 years for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a reporter, editorial writer, editorial page editor and Washington correspondent. He writes about law, national security, politics, foreign policy and religion. McGough is a graduate of Allegheny College and also attended the University of Kent at Canterbury in England and Yale Law School, where he received a master of studies in law degree.

Recent Articles

  • Watch what Trump does about the media, not what he says

    Watch what Trump does about the media, not what he says

    He hates us, he really hates us! With apologies to Sally Field, that’s the news media’s takeaway from President Trump’s speech Friday to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump wasted little time in lambasting the “fake news,” which, in his view, takes in a lot of the mainstream media....

  • Lighten up on The Washington Post. It's only a newspaper slogan

    Lighten up on The Washington Post. It's only a newspaper slogan

    "Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Film at 11. Actually, the quote above isn’t a local TV news headline; it’s the new motto of The Washington Post.  It was spotted Tuesday night under the paper’s masthead online (but not in the print edition) and quickly inspired speculation that it was a response to...

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