Voters responded to hard times by increasing the power of an avowed enemy of prosperity.
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.
The Juan Williams debacle shows that flying-while-Muslim is the new driving-while-black.
A bad economy might make voters angry, but it shouldn't make them crazy.
It's beginning to look as though President Obama is going to be run over by the train that is the Angry American Voter.
I think anything we do is going to be too little, too late.
Republicans are promising to solve all our problems without cost or pain.