Tag Archive: Donald Kaul

Jan 23 2012

A Zero on the Home Front’s Richter Scale

The end of the Iraq War was accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping. By Donald Kaul Among the strange things that happened last year — and there were many — perhaps the strangest was the end of the Iraq War. Did you notice it? I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. It hardly …

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Jan 19 2012

What I’m giving up in 2012

By Donald Kaul I generally make New Year’s resolutions in hopes of becoming a better person — more disciplined, healthier, or, at the very least, less pathetic. Some of these resolutions last until nightfall. Some don’t. None ever sees February. This year, I’m taking a different approach. I’m going to concentrate on giving up things. …

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Dec 20 2011

At peace with Christmas

What you call credit card debt is what some other person calls a job. By Donald Kaul It’s now officially too late to do your Christmas shopping early. That’s OK. Doing your Christmas shopping late counts too. Remember, it’s not the thought behind the gift that counts; it’s what you spend on it. Oh, I …

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Dec 05 2011

Ethnic jokes are a fool’s game

In any case, being good at pasta is better than being good at war. By Donald Kaul If patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels (and it is), then telling other people’s jokes is the last refuge of columnists (who are often mistaken for scoundrels, for some reason). Let me tell you a joke. It’s …

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Nov 28 2011

Shocked and disappointed

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. By Donald Kaul In the spirit of the holiday season I have a gift for you: a freshly minted Herman Cain joke. Q: Mr. Cain, what about Libya? …

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Nov 09 2011

Ask the columnist: A primer on wealth and taxes

It’s not fair to ask sacrifices only from those least able to afford it simply because they have the least political power. By Donald Kaul In response to my now famous “the-class-war-is-over-the-rich-guys-won” column, a gentleman from Kentucky writes a rather snarky letter posing several piercing questions that I will now answer: Q: How much do …

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Oct 24 2011

Gaddafi’s grim end

When you get a chance to have one less Gaddafi in the world, you should take it. By Donald Kaul Like any good liberal I thought that Muammar Gaddafi, after being captured by rebel forces, should have been read his Miranda rights and then taken directly to jail to await trial by a jury of …

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Oct 11 2011

Gridlock and Bedlam

It’s scary, but I’m starting to agree with my pessimist friend. By Donald Kaul My friend Richard is a little crazy and very smart. He spends his days filling the Internet with screeds and rants on his favorite subject — the continuing collapse of our society. I’d tell you his last name, but if you …

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