Donald Kaul

03/22/2016 - 3:00pm

    I was late to the Nancy Reagan Admiration Society. She had arrived on the political scene, after all, on the arm of Ronald Reagan, a man I neither liked nor admired.

    I thought he was a phony — a B-movie star who seemed either unwilling or unable to...

03/13/2016 - 3:00pm

    When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, I mocked him. “Of the United States?” I asked. (I got a C- in Mockery when I was in college, unfortunately.)

    When he jumped into the lead...

03/07/2016 - 2:00pm

    The audience in the theater takes its seats and slowly settles down. The curtain rises on a conventional living room in a conventional American home, neither squalid nor opulent. Middle class, it whispers.

    A...

02/27/2016 - 9:00pm

    To use a phrase that doesn’t come readily to my lips: “Well I’ll be danged.”

    New Hampshire, that bastion of sensible conservatism and rectitude, gave us not one unelectable candidate...

02/22/2016 - 12:00am

    My mother always told me never to speak ill of the dead.

    For that reason I won’t go on at length about Antonin Scalia, the recently departed Supreme Court justice. My opinion wouldn’t be worth...

02/06/2016 - 1:00pm

    Before the Iowa caucuses were mercifully laid to rest, I predicted that the surging Donald Trump — he of what George H.W. Bush called “the Big Mo” — would win the Republican contest handily. Bernie Sanders, I believed, would be confounded by the...

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