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Doyle McManus

Doyle McManus is a Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times and director of the journalism program at Georgetown University. During his long career at The 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.
  • Op-Ed
George H.W. Bush taught American politics an unfortunate lesson — restraint is for losers

Moderation helped him win the presidency in 1988 and it pushed it toward defeat in 1992. His successors learned the lesson too well.

  • Op-Ed
The blue wave never came, but voters did rebuke a heedless, headstrong president

Trump has himself to blame. He made this election a referendum on himself and 55% of voters said they disapproved of the way he's doing his job.

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