Frank Bruni

08/21/2014 - 6:13pm

    Mike Johnston's mother was a public-school teacher. So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools.

    So when he expresses the concern that we're not getting the best teachers into classrooms or weeding out the worst performers, it's not as...

06/12/2014 - 3:16am

    See Hillary run.

    I don't mean for president, not officially. I mean around the country, from TV studio to town hall, New York to Chicago to Austin to Washington. It's been said that she needs to prove her fitness for a big campaign, and her tour for her book...

06/09/2014 - 1:03am

    Among Americans age 40 and older, there's a pastime more popular than football, Candy Crush or HBO.

    It's bashing millennials.

    Oh, the hours of fun we have, marveling at their self-fascination and gaping at their...

06/05/2014 - 3:33am

    One of the many problems with our all-Hillary-all-the-time news fixation is the way it obscures other juicy Democratic dramas, shoving their stars into the wings.

    Andrew Cuomo, come on out to center stage. You deserve it, you sly, ruthless, freshly humbled man. She...

06/02/2014 - 12:24am

    We no longer have news. We have springboards for commentary. We have cues for Tweets.

    Something happens, and before the facts are even settled, the morals are deduced and the lessons drawn. The story is absorbed into agendas. Everyone has a preferred take on it, a...

05/29/2014 - 3:03pm

    My home is like any other, chockablock with stuff that I wouldn't want the world to see: trashy books, cheesy clothes, a cache of scented candles so enormous you might think I'm prepping for some epically smelly apocalypse.

    But the most embarrassing thing by...

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