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.
A guidance counselor cast me rudderless on the uncharted waters of higher education, where I drifted into journalism.
It’s the other guy’s government benefits that bother them.
There’s a systemic flaw in the way the Church does things, involving hundreds of priests and thousands of victims of abuse, mainly children.
There are few things more powerful than a bad idea that gets made into legislation.
The Compton Cookout was so egregious that the situation demanded a dramatic response.
Obama should slim down his agenda to two things: health care and jobs.
I don’t see why I’m supposed to feel better because you apologize for getting caught.
Everyone wants a solution to our problems, but no one wants to pay a price.
At first glance it’s easy to dismiss the Tea Partiers as bumpkins with the political acuity of a box of rocks.
Our democracy has been in decline for some time but this decision closes the books on it.
The only sound worse than a Democrat whining about a loss is a Republican crowing about victory.