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  • 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, 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.
  • State Senate calls for swapping Father Serra statue with one of Sally Ride

    State Senate calls for swapping Father Serra statue with one of Sally Ride
    SACRAMENTO — A divided California state Senate voted Monday to request that the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Each state can place statues...

    Sally Ride's statue in, Junipero Serra's out? Great idea!

    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...

    State senator wants Sally Ride statue in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall

    State senator wants Sally Ride statue in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall
    A California state senator is proposing to place a statue of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, which would make Ride the first woman to represent California and the first known gay person to be included in the...

    In space, tiny women rule

    In space, tiny women rule
    In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan...