Donald Kaul

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.

Donald Kaul Signs Off, an OtherWords Cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Articles by Donald Kaul

Injustice Department

Injustice Department

July 25, 2011 | Using drugs to help you play a game better isn't the equivalent of selling crack cocaine to a teenager.

President Concession

President Concession

July 11, 2011 | Every time Obama tries to make nice with the Republicans he gets hit in the face with a cream pie.

Loose American Screws

Loose American Screws

July 4, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry has expressed sympathy for the right of Texas to secede from the Union.

Sideshow Candidate

Sideshow Candidate

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.

Stay Healthy

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.

Don’t Bet on Huntsman

Don’t Bet on Huntsman

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.

Some Good News, at Last

Some Good News, at Last

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.

Debt Ceiling Kabuki

Debt Ceiling Kabuki

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.

Good Riddance

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.

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