NYT columnist, book author (www.frankbrunibooks.com), political junkie, movie lover, meatloaf sorcerer.

Cruz reaches bitter end

Cruz reaches bitter end
postandcourier.com — 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 his campaign's last furious hours, you heard him mention the "yawning cavern of insecurity" that motivates Donald Trump and other bullies.

Ted Cruz’s Bitter End

Ted Cruz’s Bitter End
nytimes.com — If you listened much to Ted Cruz over these last furious months, you heard him talk frequently about "the abyss," as in what this county was teetering on the edge of. If you listened to him over these last furious hours, you heard him mention the "yawning cavern of insecurity" that motivates Donald Trump and other bullies.

The many faces of Dennis Hastert

The many faces of Dennis Hastert
postandcourier.com — 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 Republican colleagues were sick of provocateurs, had been burned by scandal and wanted a reprieve - an antidote, even.

The Many Faces of Dennis Hastert

The Many Faces of Dennis Hastert
nytimes.com — 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 Republican colleagues were sick of provocateurs, had been burned by scandal and wanted a reprieve - an antidote, even.

Jodie Foster volta à direção com thriller sobre o fracasso

Jodie Foster volta à direção com thriller sobre o fracasso
oglobo.globo.com — NOVA YORK - Em vista do momento político no qual aterrissa, o filme "Jogo do dinheiro" - sobre um estapafúrdio guru financeiro da TV e um espectador que o faz refém - será quase com certeza visto como uma parábola da desigualdade de renda e de uma economia manipulada.

The cult of political sore losers

The cult of political sore losers
kentucky.com — Bernie Sanders isn't losing. Just ask many of his backers or listen to some of his own complaints. He's being robbed, a victim of antiquated rules, voter suppression, shady arithmetic and a corrupt Democratic establishment. The swindle includes the South's getting inordinate sway and the poor none at all.

Bruni: The cult of sore losers

Bruni: The cult of sore losers
eastoregonian.com — Bernie Sanders isn't losing. Just ask many of his backers or listen to some of his own complaints. He's being robbed, a victim of antiquated rules, voter suppression, shady arithmetic and a corrupt Democratic establishment. The swindle includes the South's getting inordinate sway and the poor none at all.

The Cult of Sore Losers

The Cult of Sore Losers
nytimes.com — Bernie Sanders isn't losing. Just ask many of his backers or listen to some of his own complaints. He's being robbed, a victim of antiquated rules, voter suppression, shady arithmetic and a corrupt Democratic establishment. The swindle includes the South's getting inordinate sway and the poor none at all.

Excerpt: Frank Bruni’s ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’

Excerpt: Frank Bruni’s ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’
nytimes.com — Somewhere along the way, a school's selectiveness - measured in large part by its acceptance rate - became synonymous with its worth. Acceptance rates are prominently featured in the profiles of schools that appear in various reference books and surveys, including the raptly monitored one by U.S.

Jodie Foster Is Still Afraid of Failure

Jodie Foster Is Still Afraid of Failure
nytimes.com — During her time at Yale University, she acted in another five movies, juggling them with her studies, including a thesis on African-American literature. Henry Louis Gates Jr., then teaching there, was one of her advisers.
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May 05, 2016

Terrific meal last night at Chicago's @NicoOsteria. I highly recommend grilled asparagus, lobster spaghetti, fried rabbit. Killer desserts.

May 05, 2016

RT @UChiPolitics: .@FrankBruni says in a search for authenticity "I think people are mistaking vulgarity for direct talk" when it comes to…

May 05, 2016

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May 04, 2016

RT @carlquintanilla: "The nakedness of his vanity and transparency of his ambition were always his biggest problem" - @FrankBruni #Cruz htmobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/opi…ps://t.co/uyW5d3Csls

May 04, 2016

They're with her. Interesting times indeed. Via @mikiebarb, "Trump’s Victory Has Some in G.O.P. Bolting," nyti.ms/1rmDWRZ

May 04, 2016

Two peacocks in a pod, Trump and Ted. One peacock left. "Cruz Wasn't Built to Go the Distance," nyti.ms/23nr2z7

May 04, 2016

A fun and illuminating (and vaguely naughty) read. "American Pharoah Is Already a Champion at the Stud Life, Too," nyti.ms/23nDZco

May 03, 2016

RT @nytopinion: A “phenomenal running mate,” Cruz called Fiorina, as if they’d been on some epic journey. nyti.ms/1VJi3Jm https://tpic.twitter.com/hTr6lDkZJsco/hTr6lDkZJs

May 03, 2016

A review of Cruz's trek via @mattfleg, who has watched it so closely & well: 'Stayed on Message...as Lost His Way,' httpnyti.ms/26RfNnd


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