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.


We Don't Need a Secretary of Militarism

At the very least least, Chuck Hagel knows war intimately.

My Broken Heart

I have to figure out whether I want to spend my last years writing about this new country.

The War on Soda Pop

We're famous for embracing the freedom to do the wrong thing, as often as we please.
Pennsylvania’s High-Profile Pedophile Scandals

Pennsylvania's High-Profile Pedophile Scandals

The Penn State and Philadelphia archdiocese cases are parallel examples of two grand, exalted institutions fleeing their moral responsibilities.
Save Austerity Measures for the Next Boom

Save Austerity Measures for the Next Boom

Obama should reject the conservative mantra that equates government and family spending.