It's no secret that the "tech" world suffers from a dearth of women; overall, women account for a scant 6 percent of the chief executives of the top 100 tech companies. Only 22 percent of software engineers at tech companies are women, and among the venture capitalists who fund tech start-ups, only 14 percent are women. Last week, Wall Street Journal reporter Shira Ovidefound that "only 11 percent of U.S.
When I was in high school, there wasn't much to running for class office; you collected 50 signatures and then spent the following month convincing your classmates that you could actually do something about anything in the school. That said, it seems that other school districts have other requirements for entering the election; in Nettleton, Mississippi, for instance, certain offices are restricted to white students and others to black students, as seen in this memo issued by the school:
Seth Masketgoes hard after Mark Halperin's latest ode to bipartisanship:
I don't know how these Beltway fantasies get started. No, you don't need bipartisanship to get things done. This past Congress has seen almost no bipartisanship, and yet it's probably been one of the most productive since LBJ was in the White House. Sure, Republicans could have aided bipartisanship by voting for more of Obama's agenda, but why would they want to do that? That's certainly not what they got elected to do.
At NPR's news blog, Frank James snarks on the DEA's request for linguists who specialize in Ebonics:
Some stories make you doublecheck the date just to make sure it's not April Fools Day. Such is an Associated Press report that the Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking speakers of Ebonics who can do translation work for its agents in the Southeast.
It's really getting increasingly harder to tell the real from fake news, isn't it?