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Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an all-male military draft could be revived, after the Pentagon changed its policy on women in combat. Here, soldiers attend a ceremony in Arlington, Va., earlier this year.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® The issue of women joining the military draft is being brought to the fore in a […]

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an all-male military draft could be revived, after the Pentagon changed its policy on women in combat. Here, soldiers attend a ceremony in Arlington, Va., earlier this year.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® The issue of women joining the military draft is being brought to the fore in a […]

The latest on the Venezuelan Crisis

The latest on the Venezuelan Crisis

Venezuelan opposition demonstrators block the avenue during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, on July 6, 2017.; Credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Tensions continue to rise in Venezuela this week. Anti-governments protests continue in the country and riots broke out in pockets of Caracas after a pro-government militia stormed congress and beat up […]

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

A woman works on her computer at the kitchen of the “Beta-i” startup hub in Lisbon on September 29, 2016. ; Credit: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The New York Times released an extensive story on female experiences with sexual harassment in Silicon Valley last week. The report spurred apologies from several prominent figures […]

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

A woman works on her computer at the kitchen of the “Beta-i” startup hub in Lisbon on September 29, 2016. ; Credit: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The New York Times released an extensive story on female experiences with sexual harassment in Silicon Valley last week. The report spurred apologies from several prominent figures […]

Will dropping US fertility rates hurt the nation’s economy?

Will dropping US fertility rates hurt the nation’s economy?

Woman plays with her new-born baby at a maternity hospital. ; Credit: ALEKSEY FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® U.S. fertility rates have hit a historic low. That’s according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 provisional population data. The numbers showed that there were only 62 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. As […]

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

One of two pro-gun activists protests against the Gun Buyback Program organized in the traditionally liberal Los Angeles during the LAPD Gun Buyback Program event.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® California and its gun laws have been making national news in the last week. First, with the Supreme Court decision not to take on a […]

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

One of two pro-gun activists protests against the Gun Buyback Program organized in the traditionally liberal Los Angeles during the LAPD Gun Buyback Program event.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® California and its gun laws have been making national news in the last week. First, with the Supreme Court decision not to take on a […]

Could parent-friendly practices be the key to fixing Hollywood’s gender problem?

Could parent-friendly practices be the key to fixing Hollywood’s gender problem?

Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively pose with their daughters as Ryan Reynolds is honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images AirTalk® Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a big jump to include women filmmakers in […]

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, U.S. officials said they got intelligence forewarning a chemical strike by the Syrian military, and warned Assad that he […]