About the author
Donald Kaul

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. 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 by Emily Schwartz Greco. He began to write for OtherWords in 2001, when it was known as Minuteman Media, and retired in 2016.

Donald Kaul Signs Off, an OtherWords Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Articles by the author

What Would Nancy Say?

The former first lady must have been appalled by the Republicans’ floating food fight.

The Unelectibility Winning Streak

John Kasich does well when he can sit next to you in a diner and ask about your grandkids, but this country is too big for that kind of campaigning.

The Passion of Scalia

Had the late justice not violated his own philosophy, George W. Bush might not have occupied the White House and brought on the Iraq War.

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