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...

11/27/2014 - 6:56pm

    Just two years ago, during his first term at the helm of Colorado, John Hickenlooper did a quick mental survey of his fellow governors and realized something that he found surprising.

    By his very...

11/20/2014 - 2:21pm

    "The most interesting man in politics" is what Politico Magazine crowned Rand Paul in September, when it placed him at the top of a list of 50 people to keep an eye on. And Time magazine used those exact six words, in that exact order, next to a...

11/13/2014 - 3:57pm

    Just days before the midterm elections, we got the latest alarm: The globe is heating up like a griddle, and we're just lolling here like eggs.

    This happened Sunday, when a U.N. panel issued...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    I turned 50 just the other day, but I got the gift that I most needed nearly two years earlier, from a couple of strangers whom I never saw again.

    I was in a surgeon's waiting room, about to...

11/06/2014 - 6:02pm

    Imagine a house ablaze. Now picture a team of firefighters pulling up to it. They behold the flames shooting through its roof. They feel its heat on their faces. And they get in position to fight it.

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