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(Editor’s Note: Trish Nelson is taking a break from editing Blog for Iowa this July and August. One of her annual activities is riding RAGBRAI and she sent some photos of her experience this year. This is also her remembrance … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs You, Donald Kaul! Considering the coming of what promises to be a MEMORABLE Iowa legislative session this spring, my mind wandered to days of yore when a young writer for the Des Moines Register would annually make fun … Continue reading

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Kaul: The Passion Of Scalia

otherwords.org George W. Bush might not have occupied the White House and brought on the Iraq War. By Donald Kaul My mother always told me never to speak ill of the dead. For that reason I won’t go on at … Continue reading

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New Legislative Session Starts Next Week

One of the great pleasures of my young life was to read the incredibly droll and wry way that young Des Moines Register columnist Donald Kaul would approach the opening of the Iowa legislature every year. Kaul would then follow … Continue reading

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Donald Kaul: Obama Commits Political Blunder, Tells The Truth

otherwords.org Telling the Truth about Religious Violence Obama’s modest critique of Christian hypocrisy suddenly has Republicans defending the crusades. By Donald Kaul President Barack Obama committed the ultimate political blunder the other day. He blurted out the truth. Speaking at … Continue reading

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Donald Kaul: Tragicomedy In DC

Donald Kaul is taking a leave for health issues, but he’ll be back.  We wish him well and look forward to his return. Here is his most recent column on the government shutdown. You can find this and more Kaul … Continue reading

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There Ought to Be a Better Law

By Donald Kaul The Trayvon Martin verdict shows that with “Stand Your Ground” laws, it’s your word against theirs and they’re dead. I wasn’t too surprised when do-it-yourself vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. The … Continue reading

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Are We In A Re-Run Of The Great Depression?

By Donald Kaul Virtually everything about the economic catastrophe of the 1930s has a precise parallel in today’s major political dilemmas. The philosopher George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Which is what … Continue reading

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How To End Gun Violence In America

Donald Kaul has come out of retirement to offer his unique voice on how we as a nation should think about and respond to the atrocity in Newtown, Connecticut and our country’s problem with gun violence.  Here is an excerpt … Continue reading

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