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Room for Debate: Halloween as a Give-and-Take Tradition http://t.co/q2JeI3UXNhIs trying to eliminate misogyny and bias against women in the tech industry hopeless? @roomfordebate http://t.co/Q3AsEVLQTD
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs trick-or-treating a local event, an opportunity to bridge communities or just free candy? http://t.co/RZYsqTNMWt #HalloweenShould current laws be strengthened to deal with catcalling and street harassment? http://t.co/bunB9sm5tq http://t.co/4PdSHNFkJ8Do We Need a Law Against Catcalling? http://t.co/QNVv6kX0zbRoom for Debate: The Problem with Candy Mania and #TrickorTreating http://t.co/KA24vLbaf8 #HalloweenFree candy. “@roomfordebate: What's the Point of Trick-or-Treating? http://t.co/T26R5d6Zgu
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs there a right and wrong way to trick-or-treat? http://t.co/pZVNdUQh8f"Trick-or-treat is basically a celebration of extortion. Don't rehabilitate it.” fun from @roomfordebate http://t.co/MO0K4qbRHh
Retweeted by Room for DebateKeep Halloween weird. http://t.co/Zq4MdRaKnoThe beauty of going local on Halloween: http://t.co/voN1aZnkAa
What's the Point of Trick-or-Treating? http://t.co/yK8tUU1FwvGreat discussion on @nytimes right now about hacking sexism in the tech industry http://t.co/HIfGZUTXGN
Retweeted by Room for DebateSolutions for ending sexism in tech from @JBerdahl @JoanCWilliams @wadhwa @divya & more: http://t.co/Iwb7APeCXU"Sexism is a form of incompetence in the workplace" - @JBerdahl http://t.co/NxG5DnbovFHow to (actually) eliminate gender bias against women in tech: http://t.co/ZpCwG927WbBravado Is Seen as Competence in Men in the Tech World but Not in Women http://t.co/LJ2PvFEDw1 http://t.co/hwpGEeMkas
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould the Fed take a more active role in addressing inequality? http://t.co/vwmyegjzxMRoom for Debate: Dealing With Online Bullies Outside the Classroom http://t.co/CxdGSyOaYb What an amazing social experiment. @roomfordebate
Retweeted by Room for DebateSexism is pervasive in tech. 6 solutions for the workplace: http://t.co/0EHuWBcOWeSexism is pervasive in tech. 6 takes on how to (actually) change that @roomfordebate http://t.co/aLe4PQJBro
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat can be done to eliminate gender bias against women in the tech industry? http://t.co/5slfPwSWHxRoom for Debate: Renee Zellweger and the Question of Aging http://t.co/OoNJBQycEb
Have competitive teenage athletics gotten out of hand? Should high schools eliminate their sports teams? http://t.co/WEy2ySwjWaRoom for Debate: What Could the Fed Do to Address Inequality? http://t.co/6OzeW29E64 #RoomForDebateReversing Gender Bias in the Tech Industry http://t.co/SKbvycCMMeRoom for Debate: The Fed and Inequality http://t.co/vIDnugB9bO
Retweeted by Room for Debateour Facebook readers offer suggestions on how to address cyberbullying outside of school http://t.co/ZvUfd1VL8J #RoomForDebateread what our Facebook readers have to say about curbing cyberbullying outside of school http://t.co/hHxDXzZcJW #RoomForDebateWe asked our Facebook readers for suggestions on how to curb cyberbullying - read their responses here http://t.co/UBlkIR0PaB
Dealing With Online Bullies Outside the Classroom http://t.co/GWcQhgQ1ISWhat could the Fed do to address inequality? http://t.co/IYSy6Bu4h7#Inequality is a partisan issue the central bank should avoid. @MichaelRStrain in @nytimes @roomfordebate http://t.co/EDTqViThEU
Retweeted by Room for DebateRead my latest, in the @NYTimes @RoomForDebate: Inequality Is a Partisan Issue the Central Bank Should Avoid http://t.co/NYwDWCJi3v
Retweeted by Room for Debate@JosephEStiglitz on the Fed and inequality - Influence Banks to Spread Opportunity http://t.co/4RK8mQ9icn #RoomForDebateJanet Yellen has raised concerns about rising inequality, but is there anything the Fed can/should do? http://t.co/LOLsJ8Hblv
opinion on our discussion following the Blackwater verdict - Case Provided Lessons in How to Deal With Contractors http://t.co/MAKbpcaIALReserve Soldiers' Jobs for Soldiers, Not Contractors http://t.co/PQtKtvdXfQ - opinion on our discussion following the Blackwater verdictThe convictions of Blackwater guards has renewed debate over US contractors - read our discussion http://t.co/9kWjYLmY6IWhat Could the Fed Do to Address Inequality? http://t.co/8djeJSZvTcAfter the Blackwater convictions, does the US need to rethink its use of military contractors? @roomfordebate http://t.co/GyYTq6xCWR
Retweeted by Room for DebateBlackwater employees were convicted for killings in Iraq. But it's still the Wild West for contractors http://t.co/4bxn0Q4Hr8 by @TimothyS
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat Should Brazil's Next President Do? http://t.co/6ylozUNzB9Blackwater and the Role of Military Contractors http://t.co/XvE0QxUlI4Blackwater convictions renew debate on whether the government relies too much on military contractors. http://t.co/1hJt2zB45qIn today's NYT @roomfordebate on the Blackwater verdicts , I argue that the root problem is the outsourcing of war. http://t.co/jYX8D1MWqZ
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Blackwater and the Role of Military Contractors http://t.co/p87cuk7Nj9
Brazil, world's 4th largest democracy, elects a president on Sunday. How can he or she get it back on track? http://t.co/9EMOU2hoWI
Retweeted by Room for DebateNYT Debate: What Should Brazil’s Next President Do? http://t.co/9Emm6ENjdR
Retweeted by Room for DebateDei meus pitacos sobre os desafios do próximo mandato presidencial na seção de opinião do @nytimes . http://t.co/fPnJnsPviY
Retweeted by Room for DebateTo be an oil player, Brazil will need to implement reforms - @BrazilPolitics in @NYT @roomfordebate http://t.co/C9WeR6Dq3m
Retweeted by Room for DebateComo faz o próximo presidente do #Brasil para recuperar a economia e concertar sistema político tido como corrupto? http://t.co/H4SoLzXDMH▶ Room for debate—What should Brazil's next president do? http://t.co/Fgy6Wm0yWq by @nytimes' @roomfordebate http://t.co/3X0BVTchfP
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What Should Brazil's Next President Do? http://t.co/bsoX6HZVURRoom for Debate: Anti-Agism Is the Problem; Plastic Surgery Is the Symptom http://t.co/8v8Bp2qTtE
Retweeted by Room for DebateREAD @nytimes @roomfordebate. We Are Our Own Brand, And If We Want #PlasticSurgery So Be It http://t.co/hlefzjTZRG #ReneeZellweger
Retweeted by Room for DebateHmm @daveweigel @tripgabriel maybe that will be tomorrow's debate."Is Checking the 'Sex' Box Necessary?" http://t.co/Uweh1XGxiB
Retweeted by Room for DebateWe thought so @PatcohenNYTYes, @AwardsDaily, we've taken on Jesus, too. http://t.co/yBWYQ2kWsjIs Brigitte Bardot "Aging Horribly"? What Bardot and Zellweger have in common - or not. http://t.co/0JLhPXSJrC
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Perhaps the more appropriate question is, how can we make school more like sports?" --Commenter on @roomfordebate http://t.co/Bh5miOYgtP
Retweeted by Room for Debate"I cannot tell you how many times in my career students missed vital instruction for sporting events" Teacher comment http://t.co/Bh5miOYgtP
Retweeted by Room for DebateI wrote about the commodification and policing of women's looks. If You're Female and Have a Face and Body, Listen Up http://t.co/i2YP4grCdj
Retweeted by Room for DebateHas the pressure on celebrities to look young pushed the use of cosmetic procedures too far? http://t.co/rx655yHFqx
We Are Our Own Brand, And If We Want Plastic Surgery So Be It http://t.co/Knl6nDCz0WKeeping Up Appearances at Any Cost? http://t.co/G3zdqIEuKBPeople who play high school sports get better jobs, w/ better pay - benefits that last a lifetime @KevinKniffin http://t.co/iSDSo8dudB"Competitive sports is not about exercise. If it were, we’d have the fittest kids in the world." @amandaripley http://t.co/kDUUZK94pCMaybe high school sports do more harm than good. http://t.co/pAxnuaocqf
School Should Be About Learning, Not Sports http://t.co/V5OgtnrruBTaking Sports Out of School http://t.co/fWxab0bxP9Four sharp takes on why the US should support the Beijing-led AIIB http://t.co/e3i0eWiMvx
Retweeted by Room for DebateInteresting NYT debate over China's planned development bank: http://t.co/7RqEpISYsd
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould China build a new internationally funded development bank, like the World Bank, despite U.S. opposition? http://t.co/GKpR6o7Gp5
A Chinese Rival to the World Bank http://t.co/Fb89Gqe12LWhen does gender matter? http://t.co/AeddYdQa13.@RetroReport takes on campaign finance: http://t.co/FXdPMQkSJJ Our forum what it would take to reform it: http://t.co/McNtDBqGnSIs there a legal need for the government to distinguish among females, males and others? http://t.co/AeddYdQa13
Is Checking the 'Sex' Box Necessary? http://t.co/r8ZhnyL33g
This week, Britain gave diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state. Should other nations do the same? http://t.co/JhMOfIpmtKWould recognizing a Palestinian state advance the cause of peace? http://t.co/MQS2JWftYiShould a Palestinian State be given recognition? http://t.co/JhMOfIpmtK
Should Nations Recognize a Palestinian State? http://t.co/IjH0QMeHIHTHIS. The labor + feminism angle on egg freezing: http://t.co/nU8NwyoY5d by @JoyaMisra
Retweeted by Room for Debate5 views of what paying for workers' egg freezing really means @miriamzoll @amydklein @joyamisra hayes & crockin http://t.co/bwI3sN1K4W
Retweeted by Room for DebateHow about closing the salary gap & offering paid leave? MT @roomfordebate: Does freezing eggs mask the larger issue? http://t.co/QYSDdmxt7Q
Retweeted by Room for DebateI Wish Egg Freezing Was Viable When I Was Younger... my addition to @roomfordebate @nytimes http://t.co/Ew1A4Dnwkv
Retweeted by Room for DebateNice piece @AmydKlein of @NYTMotherlode about why she wishes she had frozen her eggs when she was in her 30s. http://t.co/zt5fD7SoM4Does freezing eggs mask the larger issue? Each additional child in a family costs mothers ~4% of their salaries. http://t.co/Q6Cs9u56kWI Wish Egg Freezing Was Viable When I Was Younger http://t.co/zt5fD7SoM4
Freezing Plans for Motherhood and Staying on the Job http://t.co/L0Vy5aq7UkUfuk Ulutas: Why Turkey can only intervene in Syria if the international community targets Assad: http://t.co/mWuMxSBkkH>@asliaydintasbas: Turkey would be foolish to see Kurdish gains as a zero-sum game when it comes to fighting ISIS http://t.co/eZ10K93w1XShould Turkey — as a U.S. ally and NATO member — do more to fight against the Islamic State? http://t.co/X3nxCxYNdE
A Missing Ally Against ISIS http://t.co/6ge25YTWrj
Campaign Finance 40 Years Later http://t.co/IISB7Evlmv.@ChrisSabatini in @NYT: Should the U.S. Normalize Relations With Cuba? Check out the debate http://t.co/SC7oMeooKR @ASCOA @roomfordebate
Retweeted by Room for Debate@ElYuma in our latest @RoomforDebate: U.S. Engagement With #Cuba Is Worth the Risk http://t.co/hmUfCAMst2The NYT's editorial board calls for an end to the embargo. End the U.S. Embargo on Cuba http://t.co/tAj6kDYX9R
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