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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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Sep. 28, 2015 11:06 pm
Scientists at NASA today confirmed that there is flowing water on the surface of Mars. We’re not talking about indications that water once flowed there; this is definitive evidence that briny water flows there in the present tense, raising more speculation about life on the Red Planet. Browsing through the news reports this afternoon, that story was juxtaposed with stories saying that oil...  Read More
Sep. 28, 2015 3:58 pm
Pope Francis finished his historic six-day trip to the United States in Philadelphia, departing for Rome on Sunday. He left behind a clarion call for love, unity and the common good. At the airport, he said that America “has been blessed with tremendous gifts and opportunities.” He exhorted his listeners once again to serve the sick, the poor, the homeless, the immigrant, and to defend life at...  Read More
Sep. 21, 2015 3:50 pm
Pity the billionaire CEO. He presides in lordly fashion from his corporate aerie over an antiquated work world where his absurdly bloated compensation is more than 300 times that of his average employee. But there are signs that this throwback to the Guilded Age may not be sustainable and may be changing is subtle ways. His serfs are showing signs of restlessness. Populists such as Sen. Bernie...  Read More
Sep. 16, 2015 2:03 pm
The battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) is armed with nine huge 16-inch guns mounted in three deck turrets. These guns could each hurl an armor-piercing projectile weighing 2,700 lbs. as far as 23 miles. Can you imagine a salvo of nine shells each weighing roughly the equivalent of a MINI Cooper coming in all at one time? But we know that battleships are obsolete. We saw that demonstrated again on...  Read More
Sep. 14, 2015 3:46 pm
Back on April 1, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a grassy Sierra Nevada meadow and announced unprecedented drought restrictions. What made the picture so dramatic was the lack of snow. This was the first such spring day in 75 years of record-keeping that the governor could stand in that spot without being surrounded by snow. Now climate scientists are saying that this past year’s Sierra snowpack was...  Read More
Sep. 13, 2015 2:34 am
The California State Legislature passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown an assisted suicide law Friday that’s based on a 1997 Oregon law. It was a big victory for the “death with dignity” movement and, if Brown signs it, would boost the movement nationally. State Sen. Ted Gaines, a Republican opponent, said from the floor, “I’m not going to push the old or the weak out of this world.” This is one...  Read More
Sep. 9, 2015 1:43 am
Congress came back to work today with just 12 legislative days until current spending laws expire. At this writing, today is far spent, so that leaves 11 days. And another government shutdown looms, because conservative Republicans are talking about rejecting any spending plan that includes funding for Planned Parenthood. Once again, the quixotic charge is being led by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. ...  Read More
Sep. 7, 2015 2:59 am
How’re ya feelin’ this Labor Day? If you’re like a lot of us, you haven’t seen a raise in a long time, and if you have, it’s been a pittance. You’re still insecure about your job — if you have one — and it seems like the recession hasn’t ended. At least not down at our level. Workers are working harder and putting in more hours than ever. With all the technology, it’s hard not to be chained to...  Read More
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