The GOP Agenda (Or Lack Thereof)

To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails. Not climate change, not growing inequality, or our tattered justice system — just Clinton's emails.
Donald Kaul

Creeping Out of the Foxhole

At long last Republican presidential hopefuls crept out of their foxholes, where they’d been cowering and maintaining radio silence, to attack Donald Trump. How noble of them.
Donald Kaul

Smashing the Austerity Idols

What European leaders don’t understand — nor do Republicans — is that in hard times, you can’t cut your way to prosperity. But when times are hard you need government to provide economic stimulus to grow your way to prosperity.
Donald Kaul

Government by Bagmen

Our experiment in self-governance has spawned a highest-bidder-take-all bazaar. This hiring of former members of Congress as bagmen isn’t an exclusively Republican phenomenon. It’s the name of the game.
Donald Kaul

The Baltimore Uprising’s Backstory

It’s not as though what happened in Baltimore was unique or even unusual in our nation’s history. Race riots, as we used to call them, are as American as baseball and apple pie.
Donald Kaul