Doyle McManus is a Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times. 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. He was director of the journalism program at Georgetown University from 2018 to 2022. McManus, a native of San Francisco, has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1983 but still considers Hermosa Beach his spiritual home.
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Former President Trump has repeatedly made it clear that he will abuse his power to go after his detractors if given the chance with a second term in the White House.
Dec. 10, 2023
Last month, Democrats appeared deeply divided over President Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war. But as Biden’s diplomacy has evolved, that problem has ebbed.
Dec. 3, 2023
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Nov. 19, 2023
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Nov. 12, 2023
President Biden and his aides say they hope to revive the moribund goal of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. It will be a daunting task.
Nov. 5, 2023
The former Trump administration Russia expert says Gaza and Ukraine “could be global-system-shifting wars, something like World War I and World War II.”
Oct. 29, 2023
Presidents are often measured by how they lead in times of crisis. In the wars in Israel and Ukraine, Biden has put his place in history on the line.
Oct. 22, 2023
Even if Israel succeeds in toppling Hamas, it will face a conundrum like the U.S. did in Iraq two decades ago.
Oct. 15, 2023
The next speaker of the House will wrestle with the same unstable Republican majority that doomed now former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield).
Oct. 8, 2023
Last week, President Biden and former President Trump hustled out to Michigan, where the United Auto Workers have gone on strike. Their appearances reflected a larger battle for voters without a college education, who make up 60% of the electorate.
Oct. 1, 2023