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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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Oct. 29, 2013 2:36 pm
After “tea party” tricks cost the economy $24 billion, according to Standard & Poor’s, we were treated to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Fox News claiming that tea party Republicans weren’t the losers in the recent government-shutdown debacle. She said, “Fiscal conservatives are more energized than ever.” Like much of what comes from the mouth of Sarah Palin, it’s nonsense from an alternate...  Read More
Oct. 28, 2013 11:12 pm
During halftime of the Sunday night football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 13, NBC’s Bob Costas delivered a monologue in which he said that the Redskins name was undeniably a slur and an insult. Although Costas said he didn’t believe that the NFL team’s ownership or organization harbored ill will toward Native Americans, he felt there was no excuse for...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2013 1:41 am
In medieval times, leeches were used to bleed patients, drawing off blood in an attempt to alleviate excess humors. But the leeches often further weakened sick people and sometimes sucked them completely dry. We like to think that here in 21st-century America, where Republicans insist we already have the very best healthcare system in the world, we have moved beyond such obvious folly. But we...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2013 3:21 am
Last Thursday marked the 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake on Oct. 17, 1989. I was at Candlestick Park to cover Game 3 of the World Series for the Sacramento Bee when it happened. That was the famous Bay Bridge Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. The late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen would describe the Loma Prieta quake as “the...  Read More
Oct. 14, 2013 2:48 am
Florida freshman “tea party” Congressman Ted Yoho is a Yahoo. He’s a debt-ceiling denier who even manages to make Minnesota’s gaffe-prone Michele Bachmann appear almost brilliant by comparison. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post (Tied Down by Small People) comparing the tea partiers to Yahoos, who had reversed roles with a wise race of horses called the Houyhnhnms in Jonathan Swift's satirical...  Read More
Oct. 8, 2013 1:45 am
“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Those are the words inscribed on the Liberty Bell, straight from Leviticus in the King James Bible. Tradition has it that the Liberty Bell rang in the tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, calling citizens together for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Whether or not the bell actually...  Read More
Oct. 7, 2013 2:54 pm
In early June I wrote in this space about “tea party” thug Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) misquoting the Bible to support cutting food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). I called him a hypocrite because he has pocketed millions of dollars in farm subsidies, which are a form of welfare. Similarly, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), another tea partier, voted...  Read More
Oct. 1, 2013 12:45 am
As I write this, the clock has struck midnight on the East Coast, and in the absence of a federal budget agreement, the government of the United States of America will shut down for the first time in 17 years. The “tea party” anarchists have achieved their mindless goal. They have refused to accept that Obamacare was legally enacted and is the law of the land; they refuse to accept that...  Read More
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