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...

10/16/2014 - 4:00pm

    After the latest meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative wrapped up three weeks ago, I thought I'd missed the perfect window to write about Bill Clinton's continued hold on Americans' hearts, his sustained claim on the spotlight.

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10/09/2014 - 3:12pm

    Repeatedly over the last year and a half, I've written about teachers in Catholic schools and leaders in Catholic parishes who were dismissed from their posts because they were in same-sex relationships and - in many cases - had decided to marry....

10/09/2014 - 2:45pm

    My mother used to leave the front door unlocked. She used to leave the side and back doors unlocked, too. This was mostly a function of sloppiness - she had four kids, three pets and a whole lot else on her mind - but when pressed about it, she reasoned...

10/02/2014 - 4:24pm

    In and around Rome, the talk is of Pope Francis' sage acceptance of the 21st century, of his empathy, of his departure from the stern moralizing on matters of the heart that his predecessors engaged in.

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10/02/2014 - 3:48pm

    When it comes to bullying, to sexual assault, to gun violence, we want and need our schools to be as safe as possible.

    But when it comes to learning, shouldn't it be dangerous?

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