Doyle McManus

Los Angeles Times

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Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times

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Nobody knows what the first default in US government history might look like, and it might take until midnight Tuesday before the world knows whether it's going to happen.  The House…

How Is America Reacting to the Debt Ceiling Drama?

Nobody knows what the first default in US government history might look like, and it might take until midnight Tuesday before the world knows whether it's going to happen.  The House…

from Which Way, L.A.?

As the debt-ceiling deadline looms, House Speaker John Boehner has been challenged by his own Republican majority.

How Does Gridlock Look from Outside the Beltway?

As the debt-ceiling deadline looms, House Speaker John Boehner has been challenged by his own Republican majority.

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Democrat  Leon Panetta  of Monterey served in Congress for 17 years. He was Bill Clinton's budget director and chief of staff, and he was part of the  Iraq Study Group .

Leon Panetta, Obama's Surprise Pick to Head the CIA

Democrat Leon Panetta of Monterey served in Congress for 17 years. He was Bill Clinton's budget director and chief of staff, and he was part of the Iraq Study Group .

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

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Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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