Frank Bruni

11/30/2016 - 1:00pm

    I had just shaken the president-elect’s normal-size hand and he was moving on to the next person when he wheeled around, took a half step back, touched my arm and looked me in the eye anew.

    “I’m going to get you to write some good stuff about me,” Donald Trump said.

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...

09/13/2016 - 4:00pm

    Americans are such sticklers. Such poops. Sure, some of Vladimir Putin’s political opponents wind up in jail, while some of the journalists he dislikes end up in the morgue. Yes, his government is apparently committing cybercrimes to meddle in our election. And there was that small matter of...

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