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

Oklahoma’s Biblical Irony

May 29, 2013 | Sen. Coburn's underlying logic goes to the heart of the snake oil that Republicans are selling the American people these days.

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Middle Eastern Re-Run

May 8, 2013 | Unless you have something better that can replace a brutal regime like Assad's government in Syria, what can you accomplish with military intervention?

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One Nation, Without a Clue

March 20, 2013 | If our generations had been around in the 1930s, we'd still be in the Great Depression with prominent lawmakers telling each other we need a smaller government.

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Give the Post Office a Break

February 27, 2013 | If the Postal Service were run like Congress, postal workers would only show up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays — except when they were on vacation, which would be a lot.

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