Frank Bruni

11/26/2015 - 10:00pm

    The list of what a child needs in order to flourish is short but nonnegotiable.

    Food. Shelter. Play. Love.

    Something else, too, and it’s meted out in even less equal measure.

11/23/2015 - 8:00pm

    I don’t know how we win the war against ISIS.

    But I know how we lose it. The last week has been a thorough and demoralizing education in that.

11/17/2015 - 6:00pm

    The venerated political strategist David Axelrod once described a presidential campaign as “an MRI for the soul.” It winds up being precisely that.

    But in its earliest stages, a presidential...

11/13/2015 - 11:00am

    A college psychology professor of mine liked to say that life was all about adjusting to loss.

    He was clearly prepping me for Tuesday night’s debate.


11/13/2015 - 10:00am

    Going into the latest debate, the trending question about Jeb Bush on Google was whether he was “still running for president.”

    The answer is yes, and on Tuesday night, he tried, yet again, to put...

11/10/2015 - 1:15pm

    I used to be a child molester.

    Not in actuality. In the popular imagination. In public debate.

    That’s how gay men were once portrayed — not...

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