The Trayvon Martin verdict shows that with "Stand Your Ground" laws, it's your word against theirs and they're dead.
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.
Every administration hits rough waters.
Paula Deen and Aaron Hernandez are suffering fates of their own making.
The number of students taking humanities courses is plummeting, and financing for liberal arts education is being tea-partied to death.
We have a right to be left alone unless the government can give us a very good reason to the contrary.
The state-appointed emergency manager may be on the verge of selling the local art museum's masterpieces to pay the city's bills.