Donald Kaul

Donald Kaul has written columns for half a century.  OtherWords began distributing his work in 2001.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Martin Shkreli: My Person of the Year
It’s time — past time, really — to name the person of the year. (TIME Magazine does it. Why not me?) There were many worthy candidates in 2015: the Pope, the Donald, and Luke Skywalker, to name just a few. But only one symbolized the spirit of the year. I speak, of course, of Martin Shkreli. For...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Smashing the Austerity Idols
I’d like to apologize to the people of Greece. I’ve been pretty hard on them over the years. I’ve made fun of their freewheeling spendthrift habits, their unwillingness to pay their taxes, and their early retirement ethos. When they were given membership in the Euro zone, I made fun of that too, or...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There Ought to Be a Better Law
I wasn’t too surprised when do-it-yourself vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. The trial took place in Florida, after all. You have to be pretty stupid or reckless or both to be found guilty of murder in Florida.
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