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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. 27, 2017 2:31 pm
On Wednesday, the Trump Administration released a one-page, bulleted teaser for its promised tax reform plan. It was very short on specifics, as you might expect when it fit on one page. But it probably stayed within the confines of President Trump’s attention span — he may even have read the whole thing — and it was unveiled during Trump’s first 100 days (day 100 is Saturday, April 29.) The...  Read More
Apr. 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Since Donald Trump was elected president, many people have come up to me and said they were afraid this president would get us into a war. After striking the Shayrat air base near Homs in Syria earlier this month, Trump basked in bipartisan praise. He enjoyed the flexing of military muscle so much that he dropped the huge “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan about a...  Read More
Apr. 25, 2017 2:00 am
During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to hit the ground running and get quick results on a list of things that drew cheers from his base. In many of his speeches he made it sound like meeting these goals would be simple — a breeze. Saturday, April 29 will mark 100 days of the Trump Administration. So how’s he doing? In a word, badly. But now Trump and his surrogates call the 100-day metric...  Read More
Apr. 18, 2017 1:35 am
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, argued against the recent cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base. But Trump went ahead with the strike, which resulted in several days of what the president craves most: applause. And not just applause, bipartisan applause. Bannon has bickered openly with presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner in recent weeks, and Bannon’s trademark...  Read More
Apr. 14, 2017 2:35 pm
The “hard power” budget unveiled by President Trump last month proposes to boost military spending at the expense of many projects on the home front. Pretty soon, the Defense Department will find that there is nothing left at home to defend. It also proposes to slash the budgets for foreign aid and the United Nations. The budget is intended to "send a message to our allies and our potential...  Read More
Apr. 11, 2017 3:19 am
In early September 2015, people around the world were forced to look at a painful image from the massive humanitarian crisis resulting from the Syrian civil war. The body of a 3-year-old little boy washed up on a beach in Turkey. He was Alan Kurdi, a Syrian boy of Kurdish descent, who, with his family, was trying to reach Europe in an overloaded boat that capsized. The family ultimately hoped to...  Read More
Apr. 10, 2017 1:51 am
Readers of this space will recognize the name of Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) from earlier posts. The Texas “tea party” favorite and tireless publicity seeker elevated himself only slightly above back-bench oblivion status to the slimy role of villain in the Export-Import Bank saga. He engaged in an obsessive, Ahab-like pursuit of a successful government agency that not only helped to make...  Read More
Apr. 4, 2017 2:48 am
During President Trump’s efforts to browbeat Republicans in the House to vote for his Trumpcare health plan, he threatened them with the loss of their seats in the 2018 midterm elections. “I’m going to come after you,” he reportedly told Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the extreme-right Freedom Caucus. Of course, the threats didn’t work and Trumpcare crashed and burned. House Speaker...  Read More
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