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Frank Bryan

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Frank Bryan is a writer and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Vermont.

  • Vermonters have historically been considered taciturn. And this reminds me of the story of the old Vermonter who was said to have come in from chores one…
  • I’ve been thinking about all the years I taught the “Intro to American Government” course at state universities in Vermont, Mississippi and Montana -…
  • One of the great joys of life any time of year is the indulgence (there is no better word for it) of reading a good book. But I find it especially suited…
  • Spring has again come to the North Country, but this year we've had what used to be called an "open winter" - meaning that natural events like flood…
  • British social critic G.K. Chesterton, once said of the Irish : “All their wars are merry and all their songs are sad.”Perfect!Still, one doesn’t know…
  • Writer E. B. White once said that Democracy is “the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.” Last…
  • Last winter, the Vermont legislature considered and then postponed a proposal to consolidate elements of school governance from the town level to a more…
  • Most people can’t tell you instantaneously exactly what they were doing on the evening of each and every third Wednesday in June going back more than…
  • Press reports these days document a steady decline in the movie going public as well as the industry’s proposed remedies – all of which confirm my…
  • America has 24 cities with larger populations than the entire state of Vermont. In the U.S. Senate every Vermonter has 60 times as much influence as a New…