Doyle McManus

Columnist

Doyle McManus is Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has been a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, a White House correspondent and a presidential campaign reporter, and was the paper’s Washington bureau chief from 1996 to 2008. McManus, a native of San Francisco, has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1983 but still considers Hermosa Beach his spiritual home.

Recent Articles

  • The trio that pulled the U.S. back from the nuclear brink

    The trio that pulled the U.S. back from the nuclear brink

    After threatening fire and fury, how does a superpower deescalate? By scrambling its secretary of State, secretary of Defense and military chief to reassure foreign leaders that President Trump should be taken seriously, not literally. That’s what Rex Tillerson, James N. Mattis and Gen. Joseph...

  • Please, President Trump, take a real vacation

    Please, President Trump, take a real vacation

    Dear President Trump: It’s time you took a real vacation. You’re at a golf course; go out and play a round or two. We’ll forgive you. Have the grandkids over. Invite some friends for dinner. Sit down and read a book. Not much of a reader? Fine, watch a movie. This “working vacation” thing isn’t...

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