Nicholas Goldberg is editor of the Los Angeles Times editorial pages. In the past, he has served as deputy editor of the editorial pages, edited the paper's Sunday Opinion section, and served as Op-Ed page editor. He is a former Middle East bureau chief for Newsday. In that position, he covered many major stories including the peace process in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza; presidential elections inIran; arms monitoring in Iraq; famine in Sudan; and civil war in Algeria. From 1992 to 1995, he was the paper's statehouse bureau chief, covering the administrations of Governors Mario Cuomo and George Pataki. He also covered Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign.