FROM Joan Williams
Gender Bias in the World of Tech "We're going backward in a field that's supposed to be all about going forward." That's what Hillary Clinton told a convention of women this week in Silicon Valley, where women notoriously have a hard time getting work. "Less than 5 percent of all fortune 500 CEO's are women, and women entrepreneurs have a much harder time accessing capital to start or grow a business." Google, Facebook, Apple and other big tech companies recently released figures showing that men outnumber women in the tech sector by 4 to 1.
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.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.