August 1, 2011 | Commentators who say that the two sides were almost "unable to come to an agreement" in the debt talks are laughable.
About 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.
Articles by Donald Kaul
July 25, 2011 | Using drugs to help you play a game better isn't the equivalent of selling crack cocaine to a teenager.
July 18, 2011 | You were right, Dad; they're all in it together.
July 11, 2011 | Every time Obama tries to make nice with the Republicans he gets hit in the face with a cream pie.
July 4, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry has expressed sympathy for the right of Texas to secede from the Union.
June 27, 2011 | Real patriotism requires coming to terms with the grimmer side of American history.
June 20, 2011 | One well-rehearsed performance in a single debate shouldn't wipe out the memory of Michele Bachmann's long public career filled with absurd misstatements of fact and bizarre conspiracy theories.
June 13, 2011 | There are a thousand ways to die and every one of them has a lobbyist working for it in Washington. You are the only lobbyist working for No. 1.
June 6, 2011 | Huntsman might be that magic Republican: one orthodox enough to win the GOP nomination but flexible enough to succeed in the general election. I wouldn't bet on it.
May 30, 2011 | It doesn't take a stooge or a Nazi to take Israel's 1967 borders as a no-brainer.
May 23, 2011 | The fact that one of the world's most powerful financial officials could be arrested and thrown in jail for assaulting a chambermaid gives me hope for my country.
May 16, 2011 | Trying to hold down the deficit by not raising the debt ceiling is like trying to balance your family budget by deciding not to pay the rent or your mortgage.
May 9, 2011 | We are afraid as once we were not, not even in the darkest days of World War II when the Nazi monster threatened us.
May 4, 2011 | The 9-11 attacks assaulted our self-confidence and delivered a blow to our sense of well being from which we have yet to recover, a decade later.
May 2, 2011 | Republican primary voters like weird, and when it comes to weird, Rep. Michele Bachmann tops the list.