FROM Mary McCarthy
Memorializing Victims of a Shameful Past Three years ago, the statue of a Korean girl sitting next to an empty chair was erected in the City of Glendale. It's a memorial to the so-called "comfort women" abducted for the use of Japanese soldiers during World War II. Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to erect a similar statue there. San Francisco would be the first major American city to have such a memorial. It was proposed by Supervisor Eric Mar. We asked the Japanese consuls in San Francisco and Los Angeles to join our program. We also invited organizations of Japanese Americans. They all declined.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?