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

  • Uh-oh, the GOP has no choice but to work with Democrats on healthcare reform

    Uh-oh, the GOP has no choice but to work with Democrats on healthcare reform

    The sudden collapse of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s healthcare bill on Monday was much more than a tactical setback for the Senate Republican leader once considered an unbeatable legislative wizard. It was a catastrophic failure for the GOP’s attempt to make one-party government work. It’s one...

  • The terrorist threat posed by Islamic State isn't going away

    The terrorist threat posed by Islamic State isn't going away

    The Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate, the brutal “state” the extremist group ruled for three years in Syria and Iraq, is rapidly collapsing. After months of grueling combat, Iraqi troops have finally retaken Mosul, their country’s second-largest city, at the cost of thousands of lives...

  • At long last, the smoking Russian gun

    At long last, the smoking Russian gun

    The unraveling mystery of whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia just produced a smoking gun: those emails from Donald Trump Jr. welcoming an offer from Moscow to supply dirt on Hillary Clinton. This wasn’t a casual meeting between the candidate’s impetuous son and some...

  • In Europe, Trump almost sounded like an adult

    In Europe, Trump almost sounded like an adult

    If you closed your eyes and listened to the words emanating from President Trump’s meetings in Europe last week — instead of, say, reading his tweets — it sounded as if American foreign policy had suddenly been hijacked by adults. Most of the time, at least. At the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Trump...

  • I spent my European vacation trying to explain Trump

    I spent my European vacation trying to explain Trump

    If you’re planning a trip to Europe this summer, be forewarned: You may spend a lot of time explaining Donald Trump to the natives. In our case, it started immediately, with the British immigration officer at London’s Heathrow Airport. “Are you from the Southern states?” he asked. What he meant...

  • Opinión: Trump es un presidente que no es temido ni amado

    Opinión: Trump es un presidente que no es temido ni amado

    Nicolás Maquiavelo escribió que un gobernante debería intentar ser a la vez amado y temido, pero que si un príncipe necesita elegir una de las dos opciones, debe optar por el miedo. El presidente Trump logró lo contrario: entre los republicanos del Congreso no es ni amado ni temido. En lugar de...

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