Frank Bruni

01/14/2017 - 12:00pm

    If you happened to watch CNN on Friday morning, you saw a brutal exchange about Russian hacking between a righteous anchor with steam coming out of his ears and a right-wing operative with ice in her veins.

    “Chris Cuomo bulldozes Kellyanne Conway,” said a headline in one of the many...

11/02/2016 - 1:00pm

    Willard Dix is one of the crankiest observers of the college admissions process I know; he’s also one of the smartest. He worked at Amherst, his alma mater, then advised college-bound students at a private secondary school in Chicago. He now blogs about higher education.

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10/29/2016 - 4:00pm

    I hear two observations about the 2016 presidential race so incessantly that they’re like hit songs at peak ubiquity. The lyrics are seared into my brain.

    One is that the Republican and Democratic nominees leave voters with no real choice....

10/27/2016 - 1:00pm

    The media’s responsibility for Donald Trump’s political success will be debated for a good long while, with the network honcho Les Moonves’ words about Trump’s candidacy (“It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS”) front and center. But almost...

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...

10/20/2016 - 7:00pm

    Isn’t it delicious that after trafficking in racism, promoting sexism and using a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace as a pivot into political relevance, Donald Trump could receive his final death blow from a black woman: the president’s wife?

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