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

  • Religion makes a comeback in the ‘gay wedding cake' case

    Religion makes a comeback in the ‘gay wedding cake' case

    When Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission — better known as the “gay wedding cake case” — first attracted national attention, it was viewed as a battle in the culture war between gay rights and religious freedom. But religion was only part of the story. In his appeal to the...

  • Same-day silence from the Supreme Court on the wedding-cake case

    Same-day silence from the Supreme Court on the wedding-cake case

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a.k.a. the “gay wedding cake case.” But unless you were lucky enough to be at the court, you’ll have to wait until Friday to listen to the justices’ questions and the lawyers’...

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