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

  • If you listen closely, you can hear Trump's tax plan shrinking

    If you listen closely, you can hear Trump's tax plan shrinking

    Tax cuts are the centerpiece of President Trump’s economic agenda. That’s how he’ll deliver on his promise to create “millions” of new jobs and restore manufacturing in the heartland, he says. But for Republicans in Congress, after their failure to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law, tax reform...

  • Why hasn't Rex Tillerson resigned?

    Why hasn't Rex Tillerson resigned?

    President Trump’s top lieutenants are going rogue again. Last weekend, his secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, refused to say whether Trump’s statements about violence in Charlottesville, Va., reflected American values. Trump’s chief economic aide, Gary Cohn, suggested that the president was wrong...

  • Trump pierde seguidores como ningún otro presidente en la historia moderna

    Trump pierde seguidores como ningún otro presidente en la historia moderna

    Las cifras de las encuestas acerca del presidente Trump son malas, y todo indica que éstas empeoran con el paso del tiempo. El mandatario comenzó su presidencia con un terreno inestable; el día de la toma de mando, sólo alrededor del 45% de los estadounidenses aprobaban su trabajo. Desde entonces,...

  • Trump is shedding supporters like no other president in modern history

    Trump is shedding supporters like no other president in modern history

    President Trump’s poll numbers are bad and getting worse. He began his presidency on shaky ground; on Inauguration Day, only about 45% of Americans said they approved of the job he was doing. Since then, it’s been a bumpy ride downhill. Last week, the Gallup Poll reported that Trump’s job approval...

  • There is no 'winning' military strategy in Afghanistan

    There is no 'winning' military strategy in Afghanistan

    When President Trump announced his decision to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan this week, he described it as a bold new strategy to achieve victory in the 16-year-old war. “In the end, we will win,” he promised. “We will always win.” But there wasn’t much that was new about the ideas Trump...

  • Is there anyone left willing to defend the president?

    Is there anyone left willing to defend the president?

    When a van plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona last week, President Trump didn’t wait for investigators to determine who the attackers were. Within minutes of the first reports, he tweeted: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to...

  • 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...

  • Por favor, presidente Trump, tómese unas vacaciones reales

    Por favor, presidente Trump, tómese unas vacaciones reales

    Querido presidente Trump: es momento de que tome unas verdaderas vacaciones. Está en un campo de golf, salga y juegue una o dos rondas. Lo perdonaremos. Que sus nietos lo visiten; invite a algunos amigos a cenar. Siéntese y lea un libro. ¿No es muy lector? Muy bien, entonces mire una película....

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