Frank Bruni

12/18/2014 - 4:39am

    As brothers who governed large states at the same time, each Bush was bound to be defined in terms of the other. George was the impulsive one who'd stumbled and then swaggered toward success. Jeb was the cogitator, the toiler. George was the extrovert: He worked the room. Jeb was the introvert: He read...

11/06/2014 - 5:34pm

    More than halfway through Joel Klein's forthcoming book on his time as the chancellor of New York City's public schools, he zeros in on what he calls "the biggest factor in the education equation."

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10/30/2014 - 2:27pm

    I'm always thinking back to that lunch in Kennebunkport, because I saw it all there: what drove George W. Bush toward the presidency; what shaped so many of his decisions in office.

    I was...

10/30/2014 - 1:32pm

    Onstage before thousands of fans, Sam Smith sang "Stay With Me," beseeching his partner in a one-night stand for a few minutes more, and I half wondered if the two of them needed the extra time to finish bottles of Miller Lite, because a printed...

10/23/2014 - 2:46pm

    We have no clue at this point how far Ebola could spread in the United States - and no reason for panic.

    But one dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans'...

10/23/2014 - 2:21pm

    We Americans do panic really well.

    We could use a few pointers on prudence.

    Do me a favor. Turn away from the ceaseless media coverage of...

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