Frank Bruni

01/30/2015 - 12:18am

    My mother always believed that when you signed up for a regimen, you owed it your best shot.

    She was that way with diets. With aerobics.

    And with religion. For my father she converted,...

01/08/2015 - 8:34pm

    Jeb and Hillary. Hillary and Jeb. It's getting to the point where a mention of one yields a reference to the other, where they're semantically inseparable, presidentially conjoined. Should we just go the extra step, save ourselves some syllables and...

01/08/2015 - 7:19pm

    With the New Year comes a new slate of officeholders whose careers warrant close attention and whose fates could have broader political implications. Put Gina Raimondo near the top of that list.

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01/01/2015 - 10:08pm

    There was a Christmas Eve a little more than a decade ago when I did something that was, for me, rare, at least on a holiday typically spent in full-party mode, with booze, food, family and friends. I went to church.

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12/24/2014 - 4:24pm

    My maternal grandmother lives in my memory as two distinct images. Two distinct people, really.

    The first: She's coming off a plane, and she's in a pillbox hat, a tailored suit and white...

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:...

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