Frank Bruni

02/06/2016 - 9:00am

    Late Monday, as the unfinished vote count suggested the slimmest of victories for Hillary Clinton, she stepped to a microphone, flashed an Oscar-worthy smile of triumph and told supporters that she was “breathing a big sigh of relief.”

    She wasn...

12/20/2015 - 12:00am

    The Republican presidential candidates have demonstrated such an appetite for debates that if I set up nine lecterns in my living room on a weeknight around 8 p.m. and chanted “carpet bomb” and “anchor baby,” they’d probably materialize en...

12/19/2015 - 6:00pm

    Someone needs to explain carpets to Ted Cruz.

    They’re continuous stretches of material, usually rectangular, sometimes round. They’re not staggered, interrupted, with stops, starts, holes and...

12/16/2015 - 9:00am

    The Supreme Court listened anew last week to arguments about affirmative action in higher education, and we heard yet again about the push by colleges to assemble diverse student bodies.

    That’s a...

12/11/2015 - 9:00pm

    “You know how you make America great again?” Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CNN Tuesday morning. “Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.”

    Fine by me.

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12/04/2015 - 10:00am

    You’re evaluating candidates for an open job in your company, and you come across one who makes a big impression.

    He’s clearly brilliant — maybe smarter than any of the others. He’s a...

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