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  • By request: A thread on the issue of Social Security

     
    Eric, I suggest you start a Social Security thread so people can give vent to their feelings on this subject rather than hijacking a pleasant thread about the late lesbian astronaut Sally Ride....commenter MCN Done! Is it "the most-egregious --...
  • RIP, Sally Ride

     
    Was there ever a more exquisitely named public figure than Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman astronaut, who died this week at 61? It was a total coincidence that he name appeared in the memorable refrain of the 1960s R&B...

    Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit officially opens to public

     
    The California Science Center's Endeavour display opened to the public on Tuesday, as public officials and space enthusiasts gathered to mark the event.

    Father Serra looms large in California's history

    To the editor: Without Father Junipero Serra, California has no history. I have just helped a grandchild work through the fourth grade, and I am more respectful of the accomplishments of Serra than ever before. ("Time to retire the Father Serra statue...

    Time to retire the Father Serra statue in Washington?

    Time to retire the Father Serra statue in Washington?
    Deciding 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,...