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Paul A Duginski
Paul A Duginski
Paul Duginski is a political cartoonist and veteran newspaper staff artist. He enjoys reading history, literature and going bodyboarding whenever he has time.


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Apr. 29, 2014 2:57 pm
In order to curry favor with the Republicans in hopes of gaining support for genuine reform of our bizarre and immoral immigration system, President Obama has adopted get-tough enforcement policies that have resulted in about 2 million deportations over five years. Between 2010 and 2012, that has included 200,000 parents of children who were born in the U.S., pushing 5,000 kids into foster care....  Read More
Apr. 29, 2014 2:50 am
When the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to gut the Voting Rights Act last June, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the conservative majority, glibly stated that “things have changed dramatically” since 1965, when the VRA became the law of the land. He said that Congress must ensure that legislation to remedy the problem of racial discrimination “speaks to current conditions.” Within the...  Read More
Apr. 24, 2014 2:30 pm
The Supreme Court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold a Michigan constitutional amendment banning affirmative action in admissions at the state’s public universities may spur other states to enact similar bans. States that presently do not allow racial preferences to be used in higher-education admissions, including California and Florida, have seen sizable drops in enrollment of black and Latino...  Read More
Apr. 22, 2014 2:39 pm
The choice is pretty clear: Clean, virtuous, renewable energy from the sun vs. dark, dirty, polluting energy from fossil fuels. Guess which side America’s cranky right-wing billionaires are on? The Koch brothers, who are vested in fossil fuel industries, and bizarre crackpots such as Grover Norquist, along with big utility companies, are backing efforts to roll back state policies that favor...  Read More
Apr. 15, 2014 3:18 am
This past weekend, Republicans gathered in Manchester, N.H. at an event called the Freedom Summit, sponsored by Citizens United and the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity. The purpose was for candidates to test their messages and shape the new GOP with an eye toward winning the White House in 2016. Many luminaries of the right were there, including Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike...  Read More
Apr. 14, 2014 9:17 pm
There have been a number of stretchy, elastic, morphing superhero characters in comics and entertainment over the years. We’ve seen Plastic Man, Mr. Fantastic, Elongated Man and even Elasti-Girl. I think Gumby could stretch quite a bit, too. It’s also clear that the brittle old elephant of the Republican Party, presently hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in 2014, isn’t a character with...  Read More
Apr. 10, 2014 2:27 pm
Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest predatory budget proposal narrowly passed the House of Representatives today, 219 to 205. It has zero chance of passing the Democratically-controlled Senate, but it makes a strong political statement that GOP members can take home to their gerrymandered districts and point to with pride. It’s loaded with applause lines for the knuckle-dragger element of the angry, aging...  Read More
Apr. 8, 2014 3:01 am
Last week billionaire industrialist Charles Koch took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to defend himself and perhaps generate a little sympathy. He said he was fighting to restore a “free society,” and he characterized himself as a victim of “character assassination” by “collectivists.” The victimhood part is especially rich, since he and his brother finance vicious attack ads by their...  Read More
Apr. 1, 2014 1:50 am
Republicans are still at it, as a front-page story in Sunday’s New York Times attests. They’re doing everything they can to make it harder to vote for the people that they fear don’t want to vote for them. They’re trying to make poor and minority voters jump through hoops like circus poodles just to exercise their Constitutional rights. Republicans in Ohio, Wisconsin and North Carolina, for...  Read More
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