Frank Bruni

06/22/2016 - 9:00am

    In normal times, a party’s leaders and comers grovel for roles in the convention and prime time on its stage.

    In the Year of Trump, Republicans are racing for the exits. It’s as if the Emerald City suddenly turned into Chernobyl. The list of...

06/17/2016 - 3:00pm

    Some of June’s gay pride celebrations happened last weekend, but many are still ahead. The one in Louisville, Kentucky, is among them. There’s a parade scheduled for Friday.

    That’s your state, Mitch McConnell. You should go.

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06/17/2016 - 1:00pm

    These locations are never random. These targets aren’t accidental. They’re the very vocabulary in which assailants like the Orlando gunman speak, and he chose a place where there’s drinking. And dancing. And where LGBT people congregate, feeling a...

06/13/2016 - 9:00pm

    If you went into some laboratory to concoct a perfect Democratic candidate, you’d be hard pressed to improve on Pete Buttigieg, the 34-year-old second-term mayor of this Rust Belt city, where he grew up and now lives just two blocks from his parents.

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06/10/2016 - 1:00pm

    In early 2014, after decades of government and nonprofit work that reflected a passion for public service, Cassandra Butts got a reward — or so she thought. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next United States ambassador to the Bahamas....

06/07/2016 - 6:00pm

    During the circuslike years of Silvio Berlusconi, Italians grew flinchingly accustomed to being the butts of the world’s jokes.

    Will they have the last laugh?

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