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.
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?
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.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?