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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, 2014 2:59 pm
The original version of this cartoon was done in April, 1995, after the domestic terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Recent events show that it is as true today as it was nearly 20 years ago. Police in American cities from coast to coast have been on heightened alert recently because of attacks in Canada by “radicalized” assailants, and since a hatchet...  Read More
Oct. 28, 2014 1:15 am
The sun’s slanting rays herald shorter days and cooler nights — “great sleeping weather,” as people used to say, before the advent of air conditioning. Ah, autumn. It can be a really nice time of year. But if it’s an election year, the airwaves are poisoned with nasty political ads, and your mailbox is probably stuffed with slick political hit pieces covering the gamut of elected offices all the...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2014 2:41 pm
According to the World Health Organization, the death toll from Ebola has exceeded 4,500. There are at least another 9,191 cases that are probable, confirmed or suspected. I say “at least,” because this is based on last Friday’s WHO report, and the disease spreads like a wildfire and is notoriously underreported. The most-affected countries are in equatorial West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2014 3:52 pm
Every school child knows that the inscription on the iconic Liberty Bell says, “Proclaim liberty to all the land and all the inhabitants thereof.” Our country was founded on the idea of liberty and independence from the power of a distant tyrant. It was built on the belief that individuals had “unalienable Rights,” and that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...  Read More
Oct. 14, 2014 1:49 am
Water has always been a valuable commodity in the Southwest, but with prolonged drought in places such as California, it’s now like gold. Most Americans are accustomed to seeing water come out when they turn on their tap. But for some people in California’s San Joaquin Valley, it’s been four months since they’ve had running water. That’s been the case for people who live in the small Tulare...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2014 2:37 am
What do you do when you’re desperate to score victories in the midterm elections, but you haven’t had a fresh idea since Caesar wore short pants? That’s the position the Republicans find themselves in. They’re attempting to hide their dearth of ideas by fanning fears of terrorism and pestilence, especially among their ignorant base. They’re playing on the uninformed anxieties of some voters...  Read More
Oct. 7, 2014 1:27 am
I’ve written in this space about gray whales, killer whales and blue whales off the Orange County coast. Today, Pete Thomas reported in his outdoors blog that as many as 50 sperm whales have been spotted off Orange County. As many as 50 sperm whales spotted off Orange County (drone video) ...  Read More
Oct. 6, 2014 5:12 pm
A political battle over what is taught in high school history classes is enveloping the country. It’s raging in many places, notably of late in suburban Denver, Colo. It pits scholars who have worked for six years to develop a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking over rote memorization in AP history classes against “tea partiers” and right-wing groups funded by the notorious Koch...  Read More
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