Doyle McManus

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.

Putin just offstage in impeachment drama

If the question is who has benefited from Trump’s actions, in Ukraine and elsewhere, the answer has been depressingly constant: Vladimir Putin.

Trump didn’t hide foreign policy principles

He doesn’t much care who runs other parts of the world or how they run it, as long as they don’t ask the United States for help.

For Trump, loyalty is always one-way

The Kurds weren’t allies, it turns out; in Trump’s view, they were subcontractors.


Trump should read the Constitution

If Trump had read the Founding Fathers, he would know they saw foreign governments meddling in American politics as a threat, not an opportunity.


What I’ve learned from my first 2 impeachments

Gerald R. Ford offered the most practical definition before he succeeded Nixon as president: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be.”