Elizabeth Bruenig

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist focusing on politics, religion and morality in public life.

Education: Brandeis University, BA in English & sociology; University of Cambridge, Jesus College, MPhil in Christian theology; Brown University, PhD candidate in religion -- incomplete

Elizabeth Bruenig is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post.
Latest from Elizabeth Bruenig

Ronan Farrow’s dark memoir puts the media at the center of intersecting conspiracies

‘Catch and Kill’ follows a reporter’s noirish road to uncovering alleged sexual misconduct at NBC and in Hollywood.

October 14, 2019

Lawmakers who refuse to address gun violence are darkening American life

As more settings become venues for mass violence, fear will only spread, bringing its visible signals with it.

September 4, 2019

Evangelicals view Trump as their protector. Will they stand by him in 2020?

"Conservatives for decades have felt bullied by the left, and the default response was to roll over and take it.”

August 14, 2019

America loves freedom. What does that mean to the Democratic candidates?

Are people free when they’re relieved of the burdens imposed on them, or are people free when they have the material resources to do what they want to do with their lives?

June 25, 2019

Why Biden can’t take us back to normal

A return to yesteryear’s politics isn’t possible — and it isn’t what America needs, even if it were.

June 19, 2019

So, what’s the difference between Warren and Sanders?

One believes in well-regulated capitalism, while the other is making democratic socialism a mainstay of his campaign.

June 12, 2019

Bernie Sanders is not out of the running

One of the many lessons of 2016 is that there’s plenty of art involved in the science of predicting the outcomes of volatile national races.

June 3, 2019

Want millennials to get married and have babies? Change the policies that stop us.

Culture plays a role, but so does the prospect of impoverishing someone else. There’s a fix for that.

May 29, 2019

Young voters have Buttigieg and Beto. So why do they prefer old socialists?

The answer may have to do with track records, generational alienation and a sense of political identity.

May 22, 2019