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


The Road to Ruin

April 15, 2015 | The race for the White House delivers either Republican presidents who favor the rich or Democrats who also favor the rich, but not as much.

Bibi Love Fest, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Bibi-GOP Clown Show

March 11, 2015 | Republicans invited the Israeli prime minister to Congress to embarrass Obama, not to defuse a nuclear threat.

Statue of Free Enterprise, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

How Did We Get Here?

November 12, 2014 | Democrats are paying heavily for their political failures — and for ditching the working stiff.


Attack of the Zombie Lawmakers

October 9, 2013 | The tea-partying faction's influence wouldn't be so out of proportion to its numbers without the cowardice of more moderate Republicans.

It’s All Their Fault

October 2, 2013 | The shutdown as well as the looming debt ceiling crisis is entirely a Republican Party production.

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