In this November 5, 2003 column, Kaul compared George W. Bush to a failed baseball team manager in terms of the way he dealt with Iraq.
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. Due to a new bout of health challenges, Kaul began a new medical leave in late October. 2013. He has written only one new column since then and OtherWords is running an occasional series of flashback columns from earlier years during his absence.
Every Christmas season brings me back to a decisive moment in my career.
In this April 5, 2006 column, Kaul described one of the ways the government pads the oil industry's bottom line.
In this February 16, 2005 column, readers got an explanation of why President George W. Bush's privatization plan deserved to go nowhere.
The tea party faithful are already beating their war drums.
The tea-partying faction's influence wouldn't be so out of proportion to its numbers without the cowardice of more moderate Republicans.