Unless you have something better that can replace a brutal regime like Assad's government in Syria, what can you accomplish with military intervention?
Donald Kaul has written columns for half a century, beginning with a long stint at the Des Moines Register that made him a household name (in a good way) throughout Iowa. OtherWords began distributing his columns in 2001 following his retirement from the Register. In July 2012, he had a heart attack and declared that he needed a break. In December 2012, he un-retired again but said he’d decided to write without the constraints of a schedule. Kaul, who was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary in 1987 and 1999, lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can read more about his career in this column.
The great victims of this sequester will be our children, the unemployed, the poor and the elderly — all groups with feeble lobbies or no lobbies at all.
Could we just cut back on warfare a little?
Gun lobbies have our legislature of cowardly lions in their teeth.
Expanding the franchise would make the institution stronger, not weaker.
Virtually everything about the economic catastrophe of the 1930s has a precise parallel in today's major political dilemmas.