Frank Bruni

10/24/2016 - 12:00am

    Is it too late for Hillary Clinton to surrender to Donald Trump’s demand that she take a drug test before this last presidential debate?

    I think she should — if he agrees to a few tests of his own. He can choose any three of the following:


10/06/2016 - 8:00am

    Over decades of writing about politics, I’ve crossed paths with many candidates and office holders who impressed me, but few who blew me away.

    Chris Christie blew me away. This was 3 1/2 years ago, well before all the trouble. The New Jersey...

10/02/2016 - 9:00am

    Go ahead and laugh at Donald Trump’s claims that he was foiled by a finicky microphone on Monday night, but I can relate. When I write a bad column, it’s all my keyboard’s fault.

    The other columnists have reliable keyboards. I...

09/26/2016 - 4:00pm

    There are predictions that Monday night’s presidential debate will “shatter records,” as one recent headline put it, drawing a Super Bowl-size audience of more than 100 million viewers.

    They will not be coming for a detailed back-...

09/22/2016 - 9:00am

    Shortly before the newest U.S. News & World Report college rankings came out last week, I got a fresh glimpse of how ridiculous they can be — and of why panicked high school seniors and their status-conscious parents should not spend the next months obsessing over them.

09/17/2016 - 11:00am

    Before we delve any further into the coughs heard round the world and the swoon that changed history, some perspective:

    Running for president isn’t hard. It’s brutal. The oddity isn’t that one of the candidates would succumb to...

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