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The Joe Biden Delusion

nytimes.com — Many politicians seem intent on holding themselves as far back from us as possible, on parceling themselves out in only the smallest and most controlled bits. Even as they implore us to love them and insist that we trust them, they're stingy. Cagey. Coiled. Not Joe Biden.
Sep 02, 2015

Important @frankbruni column on Biden's actual strengths and weaknesses mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opi…

Sep 02, 2015

Republicans who aggressively pushed the "Uncle Joe" image of an erratic Biden in 2012 now depict him as dragon slayer mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opi…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @maggieNYT: Republicans who aggressively pushed the "Uncle Joe" image of an erratic Biden in 2012 now depict him as dragon slayer mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opi…

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The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton

ndtv.com — The predicted Republican front-runner flails. The actual Republican front-runner rails, peddling insults instead of ideas. And the story line caroms from misogyny to xenophobia to a tussle over tresses: toupee or not toupee? It's impossible to see how anyone electable is salvaged from this.

The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton

nytimes.com — THE predicted Republican front-runner flails. The actual Republican front-runner rails, peddling insults instead of ideas. And the story line caroms from misogyny to xenophobia to a tussle over tresses: toupee or not toupee? It's impossible to see how anyone electable is salvaged from this.
Aug 29, 2015

The GOP has a formidable nominee. He just has to survive the primaries. "The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton," nyti.ms/1LJtdJE

Aug 29, 2015

.@FrankBruni lays out the case for Kasich as Hillary’s biggest threat — if he can make it through GOP crucible nytimes.com/2015/08/30/opi…

Aug 29, 2015

Why John Kasich may be strongest GOP prez candidate - even if he may not be able to get nomination. Read @FrankBruni nytimes.com/2015/08/30/opi…

Aug 29, 2015

RT @adamnagourney: Why John Kasich may be strongest GOP prez candidate - even if he may not be able to get nomination. Read @FrankBruni nytimes.com/2015/08/30/opi…

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Trump-ward, Christian Soldiers?

nytimes.com — Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk trash about pretty much everyone else while I'm at it, encourage gamblers to hemorrhage their savings in casinos bearing my name and crow incessantly about how much money I've amassed?
Aug 25, 2015

Trump-ward, Christian soldiers? The holy rollers smile upon the high roller. Another mystery of 2016. My column, nyti.ms/1U53Qqf

Aug 25, 2015

RT @FrankBruni: Trump-ward, Christian soldiers? The holy rollers smile upon the high roller. Another mystery of 2016. My column, nyti.ms/1U53Qqf

Aug 25, 2015

RT @donacamp: "As for Trump..I don’t see someone interested in serving God. I see someone interested in being God." by @FrankBruni nyti.ms/1NzYfE7

Aug 25, 2015

RT @donacamp: "As for Trump..I don’t see someone interested in serving God. I see someone interested in being God." by @FrankBruni nyti.ms/1NzYfE7

Aug 25, 2015

RT @nytopinion: How can Trump have evangelical support when he almost runs the table on the 7 deadly sins? by @FrankBruni nyti.ms/1JXI8jb

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Column: Jeb Bush's slog - the tortoise and the hair

tampabay.com — In politics, the smallest things often turn out to be the most telling ones, and so it is with the man who was supposed to be the Republican front-runner, who once inspired such rapture among party elders and whose entrance into the presidential race they yearned and clamored for.

Jeb Bush’s Slog: The Tortoise and the Hair

nytimes.com — In politics, the smallest things often turn out to be the most telling ones, and so it is with the man who was supposed to be the Republican front-runner, who once inspired such rapture among party elders and whose entrance into the presidential race they yearned and clamored for.
Aug 19, 2015

this piece on Jeb and Trump is another example of @frankbruni's exceptional originality and skill as a columnist: nyti.ms/1E2Tf88

Aug 19, 2015

Jeb Bush calls himself the race's "joyful tortoise." If this tortoise doesn't hurry up, he'll never catch the hair, nyti.ms/1E2Tf88

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The Frontier Chocolatier

nytimes.com — Meeteetse, Wyo. - IN the arid hills that rim this remote town of just 327 people, Tim Kellogg spent countless hours with cattle: feeding them, herding them, even helping them give birth. He was a cowboy through and through.
Aug 15, 2015

RT @juliamoskin: The Frontier Chocolatier: in Meeteetse, WY, a cowhand can also be an artisanal truffle maker. Via @frankbruni nyti.ms/1gKfq85

Aug 15, 2015

Ah, Wyoming. Mountains and prairie and . . . a truffle-making cowboy? Read on. 'The Frontier Chocolatier,' nyti.ms/1ITFCEx

Aug 15, 2015

The Frontier Chocolatier: in Meeteetse, WY, a cowhand can also be an artisanal truffle maker. Via @frankbruni nyti.ms/1gKfq85

Aug 15, 2015

When @FrankBruni went to Wyoming, he found a cowboy who is "the love child of Buffalo Bill and Willy Wonka." nyti.ms/1ITFCEx

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Can we interest you in teaching?

miamiherald.com — Teaching can't compete. When the economy improves and job prospects multiply, college students turn their attention elsewhere, to professions that promise more money, more independence, more respect. That was one takeaway from a widely discussed story in The Times on Sunday by Motoko Rich, who charted teacher shortages so severe in certain areas of the country that teachers are being rushed into classrooms with dubious qualifications and before they've earned their teaching credentials.

Can We Interest You In Teaching?

nytimes.com — Teaching can't compete. When the economy improves and job prospects multiply, college students turn their attention elsewhere, to professions that promise more money, more independence, more respect. That was one takeaway from a widely discussed story in The Times on Sunday by Motoko Rich, who charted teacher shortages so severe in certain areas of the country that teachers are being rushed into classrooms with dubious qualifications and before they've earned their teaching credentials.
Aug 12, 2015

Our future depends on teaching no less than on Wall Street or Silicon Valley. "Can We Interest You in Teaching?" nyti.ms/1IK0yhs

Aug 12, 2015

. @FrankBruni on the future of teaching -- esp. important topic in WI where teachers have felt demonized since Act 10 nytimes.com/2015/08/12/opi…

Aug 12, 2015

"health of our democracy & prosperity depend on teaching no less than on Wall Street or Silicon Valley" @FrankBruni nytimes.com/2015/08/12/opi…

Aug 12, 2015

RT @motokorich: "health of our democracy & prosperity depend on teaching no less than on Wall Street or Silicon Valley" @FrankBruni http:/…

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A prudent college path

charlotteobserver.com — Every year the frenzy to get into highly selective colleges seems to intensify, and every year the media finds and fawns over the rare students offered admission to all eight Ivy League schools. This year Ronald Nelson, from the Memphis area, was one of those who sopped up that adulation.
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Sep 03, 2015

Ah, the endless drama. The latest on Trump via @mikeallen. "Trump will sign GOP loyalty pledge," politico.com/story/2015/09/…

Sep 03, 2015

Sentence of the day comes from @DwightGarner. "My vuvuzela is unvuvused." Not as dirty as sounds. Read in context: nyti.ms/1hzhY9u

Sep 02, 2015

At long last I'm a hot dog. Literally. (At a Buffalo food truck; see image.) And they say dreams don't come true... pic.twitter.com/h91tqYOhT4

Sep 02, 2015

Jeb Bush increases the wattage of his bulb, and @jmartNYT beholds and assess the light, nyti.ms/1hy6vH2

Sep 02, 2015

"It’s a peculiar, lonely kind of impotence, a cancer diagnosis," writes @bairdjulia, hauntingly. Read >> nyti.ms/1Ur0AjD

Sep 02, 2015

RT @nickconfessore: This @FrankBruni column is what many Democrats are thinking about Biden but few are telling him. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/opi…

Sep 02, 2015

@jasondhorowitz @jimdwyernyt Jason, do you and The Donald have anything you want to tell the rest of us?

Sep 02, 2015

How I’ve loved watching Joe Biden in public life. How I’d hate to see him punctuate that career with a final defeat, nyti.ms/1Um8Dni


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