Frank Bruni

11/26/2015 - 10:00pm

    The list of what a child needs in order to flourish is short but nonnegotiable.

    Food. Shelter. Play. Love.

    Something else, too, and it’s meted out in even less equal measure.

11/05/2015 - 11:45am

    It’s fashionable among some conservatives to rail that there’s insufficient respect for religion in America and that religious people are marginalized, even vilified.

    That’s bunk. In more...

10/27/2015 - 3:00pm

    My friend Elli has never given birth, never adopted, never taken primary responsibility for an infant, a toddler or an adolescent.

    But on the far side of 65, she finds herself playing the role of mother....

10/23/2015 - 11:15am

    Since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has taken pains not to insert himself into the events of the day. Not to weigh in. Not to utter statements bound to become headlines.

    When he breaks that habit,...

10/20/2015 - 1:00pm

    As the country struggles to address extreme income inequality and inadequate social mobility, the most venerated colleges are increasingly examining their piece of that puzzle: How can they better identify and enroll gifted, promising students from low-income families...

10/15/2015 - 9:30am

    I never doubted that Hillary Clinton had many talents.

    I just didn’t know that seamstress was among them.

    There were moments in the first...

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