Frank Bruni

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.

    I was reporting a...

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...

09/10/2016 - 12:00am

    At a special presidential forum on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will appear back-to-back, take questions from military veterans and talk about how our country treats them.

    Wick Sloane’s complaint probably won’t come...

09/08/2016 - 7:00am

    On a sweltering afternoon in late August, Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat running for Congress against a longtime Republican incumbent, stole a half-hour from a crammed schedule for something that grieving residents of this metropolitan area still routinely do: She...

09/05/2016 - 10:00am

    It’s rich, as the English would say, that Donald Trump is trying to profit from Anthony Weiner’s latest mortification, because Trump is to his persevering supporters what Weiner was to his long-suffering wife: a scoundrel undeserving of so many second...

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