Barry Casselman

Barry Casselman

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Barry Casselman is an author, journalist and lecturer who has reported and analyzed American presidential and national politics since 1972. He has been a contributor to many national publications, including The Weekly Standard, Real Clear Politics, Politico, Roll Call, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, and The Rothenberg Political Report.

His blog ‘The Prairie Editor” has an international readership and appears on his website at www.barrycasselman.com.

Recent blog posts by this author

Keynes and the Myth of Permanent Deficit Spending

The issue of ongoing and growing governmental deficits has arisen once again, as it does from time to time in U.S politics, but those who are raising the issue most critically now are liberal Democrats, many of whom have spent most of their time...

The Future Will Not Be Dull

As the current political and social transformations of the nation sets into place, and awareness of it is more and more realized, there is inevitably a psychological sense in many Americans that the changes are permanent. Many who feel this are...

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

When it comes to public relations, small towns and cities usually come up short in national and global news stories. This has always been true of my hometown of Erie, PA whose most common claim to fame is its regular appearance in...

Trump's Rhetoric—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Won't Determine His Presidency

'Tis well said again; and it is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.              - King Henry in William Shakespeare’s King Henry VIII   As...

Catalonia’s Road to Secession: Why it could mean the end of the European Union

For about a year, in the period 1966-67, I lived in Spain while it was still under the Franco dictatorship. I arrived in August 1966 and enrolled in the University of Madrid. The falangista (extreme right wing) government had been in power for 30...

Where Did the Poets Go?

The recent death of American poet John Ashbery sadly removed the last of his generation’s major poets. The current population of U.S. poets is now bereft of any truly significant figures --- although there are many skillful writers of this hermetic...

How Orwell Became the Prophet Who Foresaw Our Future

There is something ghostly and ghastly about the resurrection of British author George Orwell in contemporary politics, especially in the reaction to the disruption and transformation of public policy now taking place. Orwell was a mid-20th...