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Alton Frye

Alton Frye was staff director for Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-MA) and worked in the presidential campaigns of John Anderson (R-IL) and Howard Baker (R-TN).

He also worked with leading Democrats including Thomas Foley, Les Aspin, Edmund Muskie, Sam Nunn and others.

Articles by Alton Frye

Donald Trump Vs. the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Supreme Court’s responsibility in light of Trump’s many transgressions is an occasion to invoke the dictum "the Constitution is not a suicide pact."

February 6, 2024

2020 and the Company US Voters Keep

Why collective responsibility is the essence of democratic politics.

October 22, 2020

A Christian’s Questions for Trump’s Evangelical Voters

Should we as Christians support an egocentric president who seeks to rally support by dividing Americans into enemy camps?

May 31, 2020

The Other Woman

Could Michelle Obama be persuaded to accept the role? If anyone can change her mind, a bended-knee visit by Joe Biden should do the trick.

March 25, 2020

An Option for Nancy Pelosi: Designate a Successor

Democrats could resolve divisions over speakership by choosing both Pelosi and a successor now.

November 26, 2018

Why Even Democrats Should Vote for Speaker Ryan

As Americans must regain their respect for one another, how far should Democrats go to work with Republicans now?

December 31, 2016

The United States in 2016: As Distrustful as the GDR?

As 2017 begins, a meditation on reining in vitriol and reviving Americans' trust in one another.

December 30, 2016

Protest and Voter’s Remorse

On the dangers of the ill-considered passions of a constituency provoked by demagogues.

October 22, 2016

Trump the Terrorist

Will the candidate’s encouragement of violence prompt U.S. courts to rethink incitement laws?

April 11, 2016