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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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Dec. 31, 2013 2:46 pm
Every few years there’s a proposal to somehow split California into two states. Usually it involves the north-south rivalry, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles; or it pits conservative inland people against liberal coastal people. You’ve heard, no doubt, that fruits and nuts roll west to California, and end up living in such places as the “People’s Republic of Santa Monica,” while the Klan is still...  Read More
Dec. 24, 2013 2:57 pm
Three days after Christmas, about 1.3 million jobless Americans will lose their unemployment insurance benefits. Merry Christmas from your United States Congress, especially the Republicans, who are hostile to what they regard as entitlements. The same Congress is ruthlessly cutting food assistance next year to those who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.)...  Read More
Dec. 23, 2013 3:51 am
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) is trying to stand out among a crowded field of candidates vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia. To do that these days, with candidates competing tooth and nail for the knuckle-dragger vote, you really have to say some pretty outrageous things. So Kingston took a page from fellow Georgian and former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s playbook, and did his...  Read More
Dec. 16, 2013 1:44 am
Statistics from the FBI and individual states show that police in America arrest an average of 700,000 people per year for marijuana possession, and blacks are arrested at a much higher rate than whites. In fact, in some states blacks are arrested at six times the rate of whites. In New York City, 87% of those arrested since 1997 for marijuana possession have been blacks and Latinos. Is that...  Read More
Dec. 10, 2013 2:02 pm
Oil and mineral treasures have a number of countries snapping and snarling like wolves in a Jack London story as they hungrily circle their Arctic quarry. They’re slavering over an abundance of rare earth minerals and what are thought to be enormous deposits of oil and natural gas beneath the ice. Arctic nations such as Norway and Russia depend heavily on income from oil and gas, but the...  Read More
Dec. 9, 2013 2:48 am
That sound you hear is the RMS Titanic breaking up and heading for the bottom of the Atlantic. Only in this case, “RMS” doesn’t stand for “Royal Mail Ship,” as it did for the famous White Star Line steamer that sank in 1912. This “RMS” stands for Republican monkeyshines. The GOP’s obsessive effort to somehow stop the Affordable Care Act through malicious shenanigans, tomfoolery and slapstick...  Read More
Dec. 4, 2013 2:58 pm
It comes to you cloaked in phony patriotism. “As an American,” says David Cote, “I couldn’t know about this problem and not try to do something about it.” He’s talking about the problem of the nation’s debt, and he wants you to sacrifice to fix it. To this end, he wants your Social Security benefits to be chopped and your retirement age to be raised to 70. That’s easy for him to say. As Scott...  Read More
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