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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. 28, 2014 3:14 pm
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) is a “tea-party” favorite and chairman of the Financial Services Committee. He’s also ambitious, hoping to rise from obscure back-bencher status to Republican rock star. To get attention, he’s been attacking the Export-Import Bank, an agency over which his committee has jurisdiction. He likes to toss around accusations of “crony capitalism” because that resonates...  Read More
Jul. 27, 2014 2:08 am
On July 23 it took the state of Arizona more than two hours to kill Joseph Wood. To say this was a botched execution is an understatement. This was the third bungled execution this year. In January, Ohio screwed up the killing of Dennis McGuire, and on April 29, Oklahoma blew the killing of Clayton Lockett. All of these executions had in common the use of the drug midazolam as part of the lethal...  Read More
Jul. 25, 2014 3:44 pm
On Thursday, the House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to sue President Obama over his use of executive authority. Naturally, the resolution passed on a strictly party-line vote. So, while legislative work that could help middle class families is blocked by the Grand Old Party, Congressional Republicans plan to squander millions of taxpayer dollars...  Read More
Jul. 21, 2014 3:27 pm
Americans like to view themselves as a compassionate nation that has always welcomed immigrants and refugees, but the racism and xenophobia that bubbled up recently in Murrieta, Calif., might be more typically American. The ugly scenes that we all saw on our televisions were of relatively affluent white suburban or exurban people refusing to allow women and children access to a U.S. Border...  Read More
Jul. 15, 2014 3:54 pm
Back in the 17th Century, ducking-stools were used as a form of punishment or humiliation for unruly women, common scolds and even witches. I did the cartoon above more than 20 years ago to mock those who felt threatened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, a smart, moderately liberal, powerful woman. Not much has changed. The former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate still brings out...  Read More
Jul. 15, 2014 1:37 am
Kansas has been driven into the ditch, and Gov. Sam Brownback and his fellow radical Republicans are the ones who drove it there. Thanks to huge tax cuts, Kansas recently came up hundreds of millions of dollars short in tax revenue. Now it can barely pay its bills, and Moody’s has cut the state’s bond rating. How could something like this happen, when other states are showing signs of...  Read More
Jul. 14, 2014 3:12 pm
After the American Civil War and the abolishment of slavery, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on Feb. 3, 1870. It declared that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." It took nearly a century before the promise of the 15th...  Read More
Jul. 9, 2014 10:20 pm
Murrieta is a town at the junction of the 15 and 215 freeways in southwestern Riverside County, here in Southern California. Itʼs mainly a bedroom community for people who work in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, as well as in nearby Temecula and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. The population more than doubled in the first decade of the new millennium, reaching 103,466, according...  Read More
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