Frank Bruni

02/11/2016 - 8:00am

    Another Ted Cruz rally, another Ted Cruz rant about the media’s failure to give him his due. I endured one in the tiny town of Weare, New Hampshire, on Thursday afternoon and had two thoughts.

    The first was that I’d seldom heard a voice as ripe...

01/13/2016 - 6:00pm

    In a typical presidential campaign, the most successful candidates lay claim to leadership with their high-mindedness. They reach for poetry. They focus on lifting people up, not tearing them down. They beseech voters to be their biggest, best selves.

01/09/2016 - 6:00pm

    Remember the Gores? Al and Tipper? At the Democratic convention in 2000, they shared that hungry, happy kiss, and it was more than a meeting of lips. It was a window, or so we thought, into a partnership of enduring passion and inextinguishable tenderness.

01/05/2016 - 4:00pm

    Math was never my strongest subject, so maybe I’m just not crunching the numbers right.

    But the more I stare at them, the less sense Marco Rubio makes.


01/02/2016 - 8:00pm

    In American politics, one narrative — one question — eclipses all others: Who will become the 45th president?

    But there are dramas within that drama. There’s also suspense aplenty beyond...

12/26/2015 - 5:00pm

    Everybody pees.

    That’s actually the name of a public service campaign by the National Kidney Foundation, and I thought it a needless statement of the obvious until Donald Trump brought me to my senses...

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