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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, 2016 3:43 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Saturday that Russia would retaliate against the installation of a ground-based missile defense system such as the one the United States placed in Romania earlier this month. The U.S. and NATO maintain that the missiles are meant to defend against such rogue states as Iran, and are not intended to protect against Moscow’s missiles. The missiles are...  Read More
May 28, 2016 8:33 pm
“Little Marco” Rubio, a politician with a reputation for flip-flopping, has now come around fully 180 degrees and says he will be supporting Donald Trump after all. Never mind that during his failed presidential bid, Rubio called Trump a “con man,” and said he was not qualified to be in charge of the launch codes for the nation’s nuclear weapons. He has called Trump “dangerous” and got into a...  Read More
May 24, 2016 3:23 am
Cities across the country are grappling with homelessness, and several West Coast cities have declared states of emergency, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. In addition, Hawaii has declared a statewide emergency. Back east, cities such as Washington, D.C. and New York are also struggling with the problem. In Los Angeles County, with an astounding 47,000 homeless people on the streets...  Read More
May 18, 2016 3:25 pm
The Republican Party is in disarray over the near certainty that Donald J. Trump will be their presidential nominee. With his asymmetric warfare during the primaries, the New York real estate salesman has alienated, insulted and wounded huge swaths of the GOP, including the stuffy establishment, which still seems to be reeling in a state of profound shock. Trump has summoned hateful, racist,...  Read More
May 13, 2016 2:25 pm
A vast belt of boreal forest, also called taiga , blankets subarctic North America and Eurasia. It consists mainly of coniferous trees such as spruce, pine, fir and larch, and reaches far enough south to touch the northeastern quadrant of my native state of Minnesota. There we generally call it the Northwoods. Boreal forest can also be found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, parts of Upstate...  Read More
May 10, 2016 2:56 am
Sometimes you wonder why we in the U.S. support the religious extremists in Saudi Arabia and not the ones in Iran. They both have oil, and they both foment extremism and both probably support terrorism around the world. We know that Iran supports terrorism, and the Saudis finance madrasas, or schools, in countries such as Pakistan. These schools sow and cultivate hatred, inciting extremists...  Read More
May 3, 2016 2:59 pm
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a strict voter identification law in Texas. Across the nation, Texas and 14 other states will have strengthened voter ID laws for the first time in a presidential election, the New York Times reported Monday. These discriminatory laws disproportionately affect students and minorities, interfering with voter turnout and reshaping races. These laws...  Read More
May 3, 2016 2:52 am
Last week, former House speaker John Boehner called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” Donald Trump calls the junior senator from Texas “Lyin’ Ted Cruz.” When Cruz formed an alliance with fellow presidential candidate John Kasich and then went back on his word, a Kasich aide tweeted, “I can’t stand liars.” Cruz lied about Ben Carson, deliberately harming Carson’s campaign by claiming Carson had...  Read More
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