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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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May 29, 2014 1:20 am
With Sen. Mitch McConnell’s clear-cut victory over his “tea-party” opponent in Kentucky’s Republican primary last Tuesday, the GOP has undergone a strange metamorphosis. The party woke up to discover that it had morphed, not into a giant insect like Gregor Samsa in the Kafka story, but into something nearly as disgusting. The GOP has essentially turned into the tea party. The bizarre movement...  Read More
May 27, 2014 3:19 pm
“When will this insanity stop?” The words of Richard Martinez on Saturday. He’s the father of Chris Martinez, one of the victims in the unspeakable atrocity committed Friday night near the UC Santa Barbara campus in Isla Vista, Calif. He was nearly overcome with grief and emotion as he lashed out in a press conference at the National Rifle Association and politicians who routinely cave in to...  Read More
May 21, 2014 3:03 pm
This cartoon was inspired by a newspaper column that I read recently about the opportunity gap. The gap is caused by an economy where workers’ wages remain flat as a pancake while all the economic gains from increased productivity rise to the top 1%. You may be tired of hearing about this, especially if you’re comfortable and have been seeing regular pay raises. If you are, you’re in the distinct...  Read More
May 20, 2014 2:16 am
A new report issued by Human Rights Watch says that kids, some as young as 7 years old, are toiling in the fields on tobacco farms in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. They’re getting sick with what is apparently nicotine poisoning, because they work long hours without protective gear, usually alongside their migrant-farmworker parents. Kids have always worked on family farms — I...  Read More
May 13, 2014 2:45 pm
Today, Texas is scheduled to carry out the first state revenge killing since that horribly bungled execution in Oklahoma two weeks ago. Robert James Campbell, a convicted murderer, will be killed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville by lethal injection. As the New York Times reports today, Texas is proud of its efficiency. This will be the eighth execution in the Lone Star State this year....  Read More
May 12, 2014 3:34 pm
Cliven Bundy is nothing but a freeloader, deadbeat and scofflaw. He owes the federal government hundreds of thousands of dollars in back fees for allowing his cattle to trespass by grazing on 150 square miles of government land administered by the Bureau of Land Management — land owned by all of us — for 20 years. Bundy has been skirmishing with the federal government for decades and refusing to...  Read More
May 6, 2014 3:04 pm
Just when you thought the Republicans had milked the Benghazi story as much as was humanly possible, they’ve decided to froth the same old milk like some kind of berserk baristas. Why? Because they’ve discovered that the Affordable Care Act won’t fly as their main issue — it’s turned out to be an unqualified success — so they have to look elsewhere for an issue to wake up the base. Benghazi is a...  Read More
May 6, 2014 2:10 am
Since 2012, a 2,000-pound monument containing the Ten Commandments has been displayed on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. It has been the subject of controversy, and has been challenged in a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey-based atheist group. In that same state of Oklahoma, though, state-sponsored revenge killing in violation of the commandment "thou shalt not kill" is...  Read More
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