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

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The Stiffing State

September 18, 2013 | You can be for a smaller government or a bigger one but you have to pay your bills.

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The Legacy of 9/11

September 11, 2013 | Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks we're no safer but more of a police state.

The Bully Party

July 31, 2013 | This sure isn't the representative democracy the Founders were after.

There Ought to Be a Better Law

July 17, 2013 | The Trayvon Martin verdict shows that with "Stand Your Ground" laws, it's your word against theirs and they're dead.


An Endangered Species Up in Arms

June 26, 2013 | The number of students taking humanities courses is plummeting, and financing for liberal arts education is being tea-partied to death.

The Naked Dragnet Emperor, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Uncle Sam’s Vast Dragnet

June 19, 2013 | We have a right to be left alone unless the government can give us a very good reason to the contrary.

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