FROM Elizabeth Marquardt
Has the Movement for Women's Equality Hit a Wall? Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan jump-started the Women's Movement, and the number of women joining the workforce increased for the next 30 years. But toward the end of the 90's, that number began to decline, partly because workplace requirements increased without becoming more flexible. Now, among industrial nations, the US is dead last in accommodating families with mothers and fathers who both want to work. Is this why America's birthrate is going down? Is it time for workplace practices to catch up with worker's ideals?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.