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Doyle McManus

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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

  • Trump's North Korea pivot

    Trump's North Korea pivot

    It wasn’t particularly graceful. It wasn’t easy on the nerves. But it’s just possible that the Trump administration has executed an important diplomatic pivot on North Korea — from chest-beating belligerence to an opening for negotiations. Even before Trump came into office, Barack Obama warned...

  • Trump's populist revolution is already over — for now

    Trump's populist revolution is already over — for now

    Not yet 100 days into Donald Trump’s presidency, the populist revolution he seemed to promise is already over — at least for now. Two weeks of head-spinning policy reversals have put Trump squarely inside the chalk lines of conventional Republican conservatism on both economics and foreign affairs....

  • If Trump wants to run the country like a business, he should expand the IRS

    If Trump wants to run the country like a business, he should expand the IRS

    If you’re still laboring over your tax forms to meet the April 18 filing deadline, here’s a comforting thought: Unless you made well over $1 million — and unless your financial life is as complicated as, say, Donald Trump’s — your chances of being audited are getting ever closer to zero. The Internal...

  • An untraditional president's very traditional military strike

    An untraditional president's very traditional military strike

    In some ways, the most remarkable thing about President Trump’s decision to fire missiles at Syria last week was how oddly traditional he made it sound. As he explained his reasons for military action, our normally unorthodox president borrowed a well-worn list of justifications from his predecessors:...

  • Has the United States abandoned its commitment to human rights?

    Has the United States abandoned its commitment to human rights?

    Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi’s Egypt holds at least 40,000 political prisoners, secular democrats as well as Islamic extremists. His security forces have killed thousands — at least 817 at a single demonstration, according to Human Rights Watch. For three years, the Obama administration kept Sisi at...

  • Trump critics, relax about Mar-a-Lago

    Trump critics, relax about Mar-a-Lago

    President Trump will be heading back to Mar-a-Lago soon, spending millions of taxpayer dollars for another weekend at his 126-room beachfront palace. Many of his critics will roll their eyes, cluck their tongues and wring their hands. But I say: Get over it. The president’s entitled to his weekend...

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