Story | Apr 13, 2015 | 7:35 PM
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Story | Apr 17, 2015 | 5:00 AMDeciding which historical figures to honor is a complicated business. The U.S. Capitol is full of statues of slaveholders and Confederate leaders and killers of Indians, yet we don't automatically remove them because, well, our history is our history, even when it's embarrassing. And just because someone was a product of his (or, less likely, her) time and did things that are unimaginable today doesn't necessarily mean that he or she was entirely without merit or deserves to be wiped out of the historical record like a purged Soviet commissar.
Story | Feb 13, 2015 | 5:49 PM
To the editor: What a wonderful gesture that puts California in a positive light. Putting a statue of the late astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol is symbolic of California's commitment to education and inclusiveness. ("State senator wants Sally Ride...
Story | Feb 4, 2015 | 12:28 PM
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