Frank Bruni

02/17/2017 - 4:00pm

    Donald Trump’s zeal for extreme vetting has one glaring exception, one gaping blind spot: his own administration.

    If you’re a bedraggled sixth-grader from a beleaguered country where the Quran is a popular text, he will stop you at our border. If you’re a retired lieutenant...

01/29/2017 - 8:00pm

    You know how Donald Trump wins? I don’t mean a second term or major legislative victories. I’m talking about the battle between incivility and dignity.

    He triumphs when opponents trade righteous anger for crude tantrums. When they lose...

01/24/2017 - 9:00am

    The word popped up in the opening sentence of Barack Obama’s first inaugural address and in the opening paragraphs of George W. Bush’s.

    “Humbled,” each man said of himself, and while it was pure cliché, it was also...

01/21/2017 - 12:00pm

    On the bright side, at least Jenna Bush Hager didn’t say “Hidden Fences in the Moonlight,” mashing together all three of the critically acclaimed movies about African-Americans that are in theaters right now.

    I’m referring to...

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...

01/12/2017 - 8:00am

    Hillary Clinton as New York City mayor?

    Imagine the fun:

    City building inspectors start to show up daily at Trump Tower, where they find a wobbly beam here, a missing smoke detector there,...

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