If a city councilman voted against a new sports arena, would he be attacked because he's "a man?" We all know the answer. But, since five women council members voted that way in Seattle, they've been subjected to an onslaught of online attacks, leading to fear of violence -- because of their gender. Does that explain why so few women ever stand for election?
Later on the program, in Venezuela, failure to prepare for the oil-price decline has led to economic and public health crises. Hospitals can't keep babies alive, and the political opposition faces armed repression by a government on the verge of collapse.
Photo: Supporters in the lower bowl of CenturyLink Field, April 11, 2009. (Photo by Luis Antonio Rodríguez Ochoa)