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.

Big-picture strategy is foreign to Trump

Is the president accomplishing the goals he set out for himself? In most cases, the answer is no.

Why Dems shouldn’t impeach Trump – yet

Congress does have a duty to hold the president accountable for his actions, but impeachment is only one of several methods it can use.

Buttigieg still lacking policy positions

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., could turn out to be the biggest, boldest surprise of the 2020 presidential campaign. But he’d better come up with some policies first.


Start thinking of Sanders as front-runner

One lesson we should have learned from 2016 is that in fractured times, implausible outcomes are possible. Don’t count Sanders out.