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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 31, 2015 7:47 pm
Crews and volunteers continue to clean up an oil spill along the Santa Barbara County coastline, and California State Parks officials say they hope to have both Refugio and El Capitan state beaches open again by June 4. On May 19, a 24-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling up to 105,000 gallons of oil and causing oil slicks that stretched along about 9 miles of coast. An estimated 21,000 gallons of...  Read More
May 25, 2015 5:26 pm
We may be about to see the brutal killing of tens of thousands of good American jobs. That’s what could happen if a bunch of libertarian fundamentalist “tea party” jihadists have their way. A group of “conservative” Republicans are sharpening up their knives and are bent on beheading the Export-Import Bank. That’s a successful agency that’s been around since the New Deal and actually makes money...  Read More
May 25, 2015 1:47 am
As the Sunday newspaper supplement Parade points out in its cover story today, the phenomenon of the summer blockbuster movie began with “Jaws” 40 years ago. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, was released on June 20, 1975. The story, you’ll recall, was about a giant, ravenous great white shark stalking the small New England...  Read More
May 18, 2015 2:52 pm
I often hear Republicans yakking about how we need to run the country like a business, and then they proceed to tell us how we need to cut, cut, cut. But if we really ran the country like a business — at least a successful business, instead of one destined to go belly-up — we would be investing in our future. We would be investing in things such as infrastructure and education. Republicans love...  Read More
May 13, 2015 3:06 pm
Okay, you could be forgiven if you thought that an allegedly liberal bastion such as Hollywood would practice what it preaches about inclusion, equal rights and nondiscrimination. It turns out that there’s a plate glass ceiling here in Tinseltown that’s thicker than a movie mogul’s hide — and that’s thick. Actually, this lamentable fact has been known for a long time, but now somebody is taking...  Read More
May 12, 2015 2:15 pm
Daimler Trucks North America has been experimenting with driverless trucks in Nevada. Naturally, the trucking industry is eager to find a way to eliminate the expense of those pesky drivers. Not that those truckers are now being paid so very handsomely. Being a long-haul trucker is hard-scrabble way to exist, let alone make a decent living. Making it as an independent trucker has to be brutal....  Read More
May 6, 2015 2:09 pm
Here we are in the middle of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4–8) and California is bone dry for the moment, but big money is flowing like spring runoff in an effort to influence the May 19 runoff election for the Los Angeles Unified School District board. The big issue hanging over board incumbents is the district’s infamous iPad debacle, a program that would have handed out iPads to...  Read More
May 5, 2015 3:15 pm
I very rarely accept cartoon ideas from other people. Too often, the suggestions amount to something like this: “You draw a rat, see? And you label it ‘Obama,’ see? Get it? Obama’s a rat! Ha ha ha!” By all accounts, the drawings done for an anti-Islam cartoon contest over the weekend in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas, had this same junior-high-school quality. The provocative event, called...  Read More
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