Donald Kaul wrote columns for 50 years, beginning with a long stint at the Des Moines Register that made him a household name (in a good way) throughout Iowa. OtherWords distributed his columns from 2001 through July 2012, when he had a heart attack and declared that he needed either a temporary or permanent break. 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.
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” sounds even worse in Arabic than in English.
Despite the Santorum speed bump, it seems certain now that Mitt Romney will be the eventual nominee.
Just like anything else, with national-security strategy nature abhors a vacuum.
A two-war strategy is like a two-car garage — you’ll own two cars sooner or later.
A zero on the home front’s Richter Scale.
The end of the Iraq War was accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping.
Big money makes writing about climate change action and gun control a lost cause.
By November, a third of the American people will believe that Barack Obama kidnapped the Lindbergh baby and Michelle drove the getaway car.
Although the media may behave otherwise, Iowa’s oddball caucuses are as apt to choose a loser as a winner.
Walmart’s sales are down because people are skimping on things like milk and food while Saks Fifth Avenue is selling lots of $1,000 handbags and $2,000 suits.