In this February 16, 2005 column, readers got an explanation of why President George W. Bush's privatization plan deserved to go nowhere.
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 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.
The shutdown as well as the looming debt ceiling crisis is entirely a Republican Party production.
Peace and tolerance are starting to break out.
You can be for a smaller government or a bigger one but you have to pay your bills.