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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Tariffs on foreign goods aren’t paid by other countries; they’re paid by American consumers — and they often fail to protect jobs.
Feb. 26, 2024
Trump hasn’t officially won the Republican nomination. But he’s already throwing his weight around on foreign policy — and Republicans in Congress are falling in line.
Feb. 19, 2024
Biden’s memory sometimes fails. Trump’s does, too. Voters face a choice between two elderly men with flaws. But the problems they pose aren’t equal.
Feb. 9, 2024
U.S. airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias and Houthi rebels aim to deter attacks without starting a war with Iran. Any effect is likely to be short-lived.
Feb. 5, 2024
Polls suggest that if the election were held tomorrow, Trump would narrowly win. But his unpopularity rivals Biden’s, and a lot could change in the next nine months.
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War over Taiwan would cause a deep recession in China and the U.S., and it would cut especially deep in California.
Jan. 22, 2024
Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III committed a serious political blunder when he didn’t notify the White House of his hospitalization: He made it look as if President Biden isn’t exercising clear command over his Cabinet.
Jan. 15, 2024
Early polls have found that when offered a third choice, up to 17% of voters grab it — a big enough share to swing the presidential election.
Jan. 8, 2024
A New Year’s resolution to write fewer columns about Donald Trump unraveled. Like it or not, the former president is the dominant political figure of our time.
Dec. 31, 2023
The failure of Ukraine’s summer offensive was a setback, but failure by Congress to renew the military aid Kyiv needs could be worse.
Dec. 24, 2023