Frank Bruni

04/27/2016 - 1:00pm

    Out of the potty mouths of billionaires sometimes comes potty sense. This was the case last week with Donald Trump, who weighed in on which bathrooms transgender people should use.

    His answer: the ones they want. He assumed, correctly, that this is what...

04/01/2016 - 4:00pm

    Cementing its standing as the most selective institution of higher education in the country, Stanford University announced this week that it had once again received a record-setting number of applications and that its acceptance rate — which had dropped to a...

03/30/2016 - 12:00am

    It was clear to me weeks ago, even before Marco Rubio threw in the towel, that the GOP was getting ready to cuddle with Ted Cruz.

    But I never expected a love quite like this to bloom.

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03/21/2016 - 12:00am

    Remember the euphoria with which the race for the Republican presidential nomination began? Such a buffet of political talent! Governors and ex-governors galore!

    By Tuesday those high spirits had deflated to...

03/15/2016 - 1:00pm

    After Donald Trump asked voters at a recent rally to raise their hands heavenward in a pledge of fealty to him, a few commentators frothed at the gesture’s supposed evocation of a Nazi salute.

    That...

03/09/2016 - 7:00pm

    If the gatekeepers at Davidson College had judged the teenager by her ACT score, she probably wouldn’t have gotten in. It was 25 out of a possible 36, and more than three-quarters of the students at Davidson, a liberal-arts school in North Carolina with about 1,...

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