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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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Jul. 27, 2013 3:19 pm
How is the “tea party’s” hatred bad for the GOP? Let me count the ways. Last week, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the tea party’s most orally incontinent members, gave us a peek at the depth and breadth and height that a benighted little tea party soul can reach. King popped off about immigrant children being used as drug mules when the Republican Party is trying to repair its image with the...  Read More
Jul. 24, 2013 2:38 am
When you fill up your car with gas, an estimated $10 of what you ring up at the pump goes straight into the pockets of speculators. They don’t earn it. They do nothing to get the oil out of the ground, refined and to your gas station, but they still get their cut. It’s like paying tribute to a mob boss. I’ve complained about speculation on commodities such as oil in this space before. According...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2013 3:02 am
By now you know Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old leaker who violated oaths and revealed top-secret NSA surveillance programs to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, unleashing a storm of controversy earlier this summer. He indignantly called these programs an “architecture of oppression.” In an interview with the Washington Post, Snowden said that he is seeking asylum in “any countries that believe in...  Read More
Jul. 20, 2013 12:45 am
In police parlance, a brass verdict means the kind of street justice that leaves brass shell casings behind. Who knows if the guy who winds up riddled with holes really was guilty of anything? There was no due process and no court of law to determine that. The same is true in another kind street “justice.” In some cases where the shooter is known, the guy left standing — usually the one with the...  Read More
Jul. 15, 2013 2:56 am
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee and a wealthy man who made his millions in the car-alarm business. I feel a little sorry for him, though. Why would I feel sorry for a guy who seems to have it all? To start with, he just doesn’t seem to get it. He so desperately wants to impress you, so desperately seeks your respect and he’s so openly,...  Read More
Jul. 8, 2013 2:56 am
When President Obama announced that he was taking strong measures on climate change last week, Republican opposition was to be expected. Moreover, opportunistic Republicans think they see a chance to make political hay with the issue in the 2014 midterm elections. They’re dreaming of another wave like the so-called “tea party” tsunami in 2010. When I read about this, the Three Witches, the Weird...  Read More
Jul. 7, 2013 3:15 am
As the Supreme Court completed its eighth term under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., one thing is abundantly clear: this court is a friend of the corporations. In fact, according to a study in the Minnesota Law Review, you’d have to go back at least before the Second World War to find another court so friendly to business. According to the Minnesota Law Review, “...the Roberts Court is much...  Read More
Jul. 1, 2013 2:36 am
Last Tuesday we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Born of the Great Depression, this hard-fought part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal banned oppressive child labor and established 25 cents as the minimum hourly wage. It also set the maximum work week at 44 hours. Three-quarters of a century later, from the howling over proposals to increase...  Read More
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