Frank Bruni

02/21/2017 - 8:00am

    Almost any five minutes of Donald Trump’s mesmerizing, terrifying news conference on Thursday would have been enough to do another politician in.

    Almost every day of his administration so far contains sufficient grandiosity and delusion to be the end of a normal president’s productive...

02/01/2017 - 6:00pm

    On his first full day in office, our new president harangued the National Park Service about more flattering inauguration photos and preened in front of a memorial to real American heroes, crowing about how often he’s been on the cover of Time magazine.


01/29/2017 - 8:00pm

    You know how Donald Trump wins? I don’t mean a second term or major legislative victories. I’m talking about the battle between incivility and dignity.

    He triumphs when opponents trade righteous anger for crude tantrums. When they lose...

01/24/2017 - 9:00am

    The word popped up in the opening sentence of Barack Obama’s first inaugural address and in the opening paragraphs of George W. Bush’s.

    “Humbled,” each man said of himself, and while it was pure cliché, it was also...

01/21/2017 - 12:00pm

    On the bright side, at least Jenna Bush Hager didn’t say “Hidden Fences in the Moonlight,” mashing together all three of the critically acclaimed movies about African-Americans that are in theaters right now.

    I’m referring to...

01/14/2017 - 12:00pm

    If you happened to watch CNN on Friday morning, you saw a brutal exchange about Russian hacking between a righteous anchor with steam coming out of his ears and a right-wing operative with ice in her veins.

    “Chris Cuomo bulldozes Kellyanne...

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