o you remember Monsanto‘s exhibit at Disneyland? “Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible,” struck me, a teenager with some knowledge of chemistry, as a bit excessive. Public Relations at work! Plastics were Monsanto’s main products and plastic is made of chemicals. But what connection did Monsanto have to the stuff of life, from babies […]
ariachi bands are a tradition in Mexico. The Spanish word mariachi is derived from the French for marriage, because when Emperor Napoleon III ruled the country, small groups of musicians played at weddings. The French were booted out, but the mariachis stayed. Their colorful costumes and vibrant singing, expanded beyond churches to street corners, plazas […]
John Cromshow: Privatizing education has two goals: 1) increase the number of charter schools; and, 2) weaken the teachers’ union.