Frank Bruni

07/20/2016 - 7:00pm

    Watching Donald Trump on TV early last week, I got a shock. He read from a teleprompter. He sounded like a statesman — well, sort of. He kept the boasting to a minimum. He held the taunts in check.

    But what really threw me was his hair. Its color was...

05/20/2016 - 6:00pm

    Ohio and Florida. Florida and Ohio. What a pair of election-year divas, always preening for the pundits. Enough. There are other comely swing states on the stage.

    Let’s gawk at North Carolina.

05/15/2016 - 12:00am

    In this twilight of his presidency, Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver much in the way of meaningful legislation.

    But he’s giving us a pointed, powerful civics lesson.

05/11/2016 - 3:00pm

    When the histories of this warped campaign are constructed, when a lasting inventory of its every last ignominy is done, Donald Trump’s guarantee that all of his appendages measured up to greatness will be front, center and protuberant, evidence of the election...

05/06/2016 - 2:00pm

    If you listened much to Ted Cruz over these last furious months, you heard him talk frequently about “the abyss,” as in what this country was teetering on the edge of. If you listened to him over these last furious hours, you heard him mention the “...

05/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    For a lesson on the riddles of human nature, look no further than Dennis Hastert.

    Go back to early 1999, when he became the speaker of the House of Representatives. Revisit the reason he got that job. His...

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