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...

08/21/2014 - 6:13pm

    Mike Johnston's mother was a public-school teacher. So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools.

    So when he expresses the concern that we're not getting the best teachers into classrooms or...

08/19/2014 - 12:49am

    Given all of the smoky talk about Colorado and marijuana, you arrive here with the feeling that you're stepping into some freaky, one-of-a-kind laboratory.

    And you are.

    But the experiment goes well beyond the...

08/14/2014 - 6:33pm

    The other night, a prominent Democrat I know made the craziest statement.

    "I don't think Hillary's going to run," he proclaimed, silencing the room. He might as well have said that he'd just spotted Bigfoot pilfering rhubarb from the White House...

08/10/2014 - 7:39pm

    People who don't know the full truth about Mike Solomonov judge him by his fried chicken at Federal Donuts, a cult favorite in this city, and by his hummus at Zahav, an Israeli restaurant here of national renown. They're the signposts in a career that has burned bright in recent years and seems destined...

08/10/2014 - 7:01pm

    Kimberly Lantigua, 17, is an avid reader, but of a somewhat unusual oeuvre. Not long ago she worked her way through novels that spawned movies starring Meryl Streep, one of her favorite actresses. "The Devil Wears Prada" was a breeze. "Sophie's Choice" is Kimberly's unsummited Everest...

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