Frank Bruni

09/25/2014 - 12:26pm

    In case you missed it, our nation's officeholders, current and former, have been working overtime to make us proud.

    Ted Cruz threw a histrionic hissy fit in front of Arab Christians. Sarah Palin went to a birthday party where her family...

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...

05/26/2014 - 4:58pm

    A kiss is nothing. On the sidewalks, in the park, I see one every few minutes, a real kiss, lip to lip. It barely registers. It's as unremarkable as a car horn in traffic, as an umbrella in rain.

    And yet a kiss is everything. A kiss can stop the world.

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05/22/2014 - 6:08pm

    Reince Priebus made a joke on Sunday.

    I don't know that he meant to - comedy isn't his forte - but the only way to hear one of his comments on "Meet the Press" was as a put-on. He said that Hillary Clinton wouldn't run for the presidency if...

05/18/2014 - 11:17pm

    The word "crisis" pops up frequently in "Ivory Tower," a compelling new documentary about the state of higher education in America.

    It pops up in regard to the mountains of student debt. It pops up in regard to the steep drop in government funding...

05/15/2014 - 4:24am

    As an uncle I'm inconsistent about too many things.

    Birthdays, for example. My nephew Mark had one Sunday, and I didn't remember - and send a text - until 10 p.m., by which point he was asleep.

    School productions,...

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