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The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.

  • Posted: Jul 31 2012 - 12:05am
    By JOAN VENNOCHI
  • Posted: Jul 31 2012 - 12:05am
    Last week Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, declared that his institution "is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro" — and markets celebrated. In particular, interest rates on Spanish bonds fell sharply, and stock markets soared everywhere.
  • Posted: Jul 30 2012 - 12:05am
    The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, The State Journal-Register
  • Posted: Jul 30 2012 - 12:05am
    By BRIAN MCGRORY
  • Posted: Jul 30 2012 - 12:05am
    Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1962, America was a far different place from what it is today. President John Kennedy was presiding over Camelot, and despite fouling up the invasion of Cuba, his approval rating hovered at around 80 percent. Unemployment was 5.2 percent with the average family income at $6,000 a year.
  • Posted: Jul 30 2012 - 12:05am
    WASHINGTON — The animal kingdom has been inhospitable to Mitt Romney in this election cycle.
  • Posted: Jul 29 2012 - 12:05am
    The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Sack, The Star Tribune
  • Posted: Jul 29 2012 - 12:05am
    By JONATHAN GURWITZ
  • Posted: Jul 29 2012 - 12:05am
    Bust out sun block
  • | Posted: Jul 29 2012 - 12:05am
    SAN FRANCISCO — The huge humpback whale whose friendliness precipitated a surreal seven-year — so far — federal hunt for criminality surely did not feel put upon. Nevertheless, our unhinged government, with an obsession like that of Melville's Ishmael, has crippled Nancy Black's scientific career, cost her more than $100,000 in legal fees — so far — and might sentence her to 20 years in prison. This Kafkaesque burlesque of law enforcement began when someone whistled. Black, 50, a marine biologist who also captains a whale watching ship, was with some watchers in Monterey Bay in 2005 when a member of her crew whistled at the humpback that had approached her boat, hoping to entice the whale to linger. Back on land, another of her employees called the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to ask if the whistling constituted "harassment" of a marine mammal, which is an "environmental crime." NOAA requested a video of the episode, which Black sent after editing it slightly to highlight the whistling. NOAA found no harassment — but got her indicted for editing the tape, calling this a "material false statement" to federal investigators, which is a felony under the 1863 False Claims Act intended to punish suppliers defrauding the government during the Civil War. A year after this bizarre charge — that she lied about the interaction with the humpback that produced no charges — more than a dozen federal agents, led by one from NOAA, raided her home. They removed her scientific photos, business files and computers. Call this a fishing expedition. She has also been charged with the crime of feeding killer whales when she and two aides were in a dinghy observing them feeding on strips of blubber torn from their prey — a gray whale. To facilitate photographing the killers' feeding habits, she cut a hole in one of the floating slabs of blubber, and through the hole attached a rope to stabilize the slab while a camera on a pole recorded the whales' underwater eating. So she is charged with "feeding" killer whales who were already feeding on a gray whale they had killed. She could more plausibly be accused of interfering with the feeding. Never mind. This pursuit of Black seems to have become a matter of institutional momentum, an agent-driven case. Perhaps NOAA, or the U.S. Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section, has its version of Victor Hugo's obsessed Inspector Javert. In any event, some of the federal government's crime-busters seem to know little about whales — hence the "whistle-as-harassment" nonsense.
  • Posted: Mar 9 2012 - 12:05pm

    The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators.com

  • Posted: Mar 9 2012 - 12:05pm

    The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators.com