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An "argument" for raising rates http://t.co/Hyn2DZB2kh and an *argument* for not raising rates. http://t.co/NooqyWmkBJ
Retweeted by Room for Debate"@Amnesty need not green light this larger system of exploitation in the name of protection." http://t.co/OfCJR6ZB63 - @tainabienaime
Retweeted by Room for DebateDecriminalizing voluntary sex work, New Zealand brought it out of the shadows & made it safer. http://t.co/BSRGh1B2ik http://t.co/nmokwgGvCN
Retweeted by Room for Debate@tainabienaime makes strong case why sex trade buyers + third parties shouldn't be decriminalised: http://t.co/enO8cy3qcu #ListenToSurvivors
Retweeted by Room for DebateWith Markets in Flux, Should We Panic or Have Patience? http://t.co/PIQ95mhfSXShould prostitution be a crime? Read the debate in @NYTOpinion http://t.co/fpPrYMI5cx
Retweeted by Room for DebateWith markets in flux, should policy makers, here and in China, do anything to avoid more serious economic troubles? http://t.co/abXwyTbs8TWith Markets in Flux, Should We Panic or Have Patience? http://t.co/gHvgcroY7P
8/27
2015
Want to stimulate your brain? Read and discuss - Room for Debate: Should Prostitution Be a Crime? http://t.co/uRRPtlcsbD
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhy is sex work a crime? @Amnesty wants prostitution decriminalized. http://t.co/kwFAfNtJhuShould #prostitution be a crime? Would decriminalization make women safer in the world's oldest profession? http://t.co/TpxJubeXGu
Retweeted by Room for Debate@dickc I have a question for you. Can you please DM me?Is prostitution safer for sex workers when it's decriminalized? via @roomfordebate http://t.co/nFbajm25zl http://t.co/3VwNObWwtW
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould prostitution be a crime? @CATWIntl's @tainabienaime v. Gillian Abel on @amnesty's decriminalization proposal: http://t.co/NU1fFr6AY8
Retweeted by Room for DebateI just came across this NYT debate on fossil fuel divestment - worth reading - http://t.co/UrRX4bWNGO
Retweeted by Room for DebateDoes legal prostitution better protect women and sex workers? http://t.co/bRzns4ujUz http://t.co/Ovz1vgDCpuShould prostitution be a crime? A 2-person debate: http://t.co/3hFvTv6SnN>@Amnesty supports the decriminalization of sex work. Is that a good idea? http://t.co/G1evXohUYNShould Prostitution Be a Crime? http://t.co/B2ub8OXGGp
8/26
2015
Villazor: Birthright citizenship repeal debate “fails to address political & racial caste system it would create” http://t.co/Z1ouGnz0hV
Retweeted by Room for Debate#MacFellow Margaret Stock on bureaucracy of ending #birthrightcitizenship: http://t.co/cPKQMSQwHA via @roomfordebate http://t.co/X99mi2bRd2
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8/25
2015
"Anchor babies," birth tourism, birthright citizenship. The debate —and not just on terminology — continues: http://t.co/9UaRuEkMAwWhat do you think about the new research on DCIS? 4 perspectives shared here via @nytimes: http://t.co/Yt0uQl7B5r.
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat does the latest news abt #breastcancer mean? Interesting thoughts via @roomfordebate @NYTIMES http://t.co/cy8xEodxOD
Retweeted by Room for DebateBirthright Citizenship Is Not Actually in the Constitution: http://t.co/8RH9Dv4r9IGreat op-ed by Margaret Stock Eliminating #BirthrightCitizenship Would Be a Bureaucratic and Costly Change of Law http://t.co/u4jAwVd0Go
Retweeted by Room for DebateAbolish birthright citizenship? It'd mean building a whole new government bureaucracy: http://t.co/yhXUL6byGxTrump isn't the only GOP candidate calling for an end to birthright citizenship. Should it be abolished? http://t.co/5ame2gG1aeShould birthright citizenship be abolished? http://t.co/rGwjXf1Z4VShould 'Birthright Citizenship' Be Abolished? http://t.co/pW8cSUrHTd
8/24
2015
Some thoughts on getting through breast cancer without going crazy via @nytimes Room for Debate: How I Came to Peace http://t.co/wTnoL90t6u
Retweeted by Room for Debate"...so few women in the JAMA study opted out of surgery that we can’t compare it... to no surgery." http://t.co/fWaUxCaah7 #BCSM
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8/23
2015
Responses to a new study that raises doubts about the value of surgery at the earliest signs of breast cancer: http://t.co/pA6oqeLMY8Too often in medicine we find something, call it an illness, and over treat it. http://t.co/WhDCC2CYLtOur debate, based on @ginakolata's story about potential over-treatment of breast cancer: http://t.co/ZTviBs75GPThe author of Prozac Nation, on fighting with the confusion of breast cancer: http://t.co/VT4i0QFyaUHow should women respond to a study that finds over-treatment of breast cancer is common? http://t.co/orbCd5BwpGInstead of mammography, women need tests that actually find disease: http://t.co/2E9nq9o8fL
8/22
2015
Should combat roles in the military be opened to women? @DeptofDefense has until Jan 1 to decide: http://t.co/oVKpd1U5KP>@LizzieWurtzel: How I made peace with breast cancer confusion: http://t.co/dtgsnCWc1nBreast cancer confusion: How should women respond to the latest findings? http://t.co/S9ijfNfGNiWhat Does the Latest News About Breast Cancer Mean? http://t.co/ZOSEdA2m7STwo women are now Ranger-qualified, but they remain ineligible for the elite regiment: http://t.co/MqeI5VImgVDropping standards for women only reinforces prejudice against them. Female Soldiers in Combat, via @nytimes http://t.co/rCebG4NSPX
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8/21
2015
This point by @KoriSchake changed my thinking about women in combat roles. What do you think? https://t.co/062OmE7f13
Retweeted by Room for DebateNot allowing female Rangers to serve as Rangers is like surviving medical school & being told you cant be a doctor. http://t.co/itwFVFFPLaThe elephant in the room: We demand less of women than we do of men in the military. http://t.co/mlvxfDrBI2Should women be able to serve in combat roles? http://t.co/xyzufbn5PT http://t.co/BhjT6C44HYhttp://t.co/HYWmQQNwcY An informed discussion of Japan's defense trajectory and choices
Retweeted by Room for DebateAs a female Marine combat veteran of Iraq, I urge the @DeptofDefense to maintain the combat exclusion for women. http://t.co/bMxdhnw3d8The military shouldn't have to reflect society: http://t.co/MyuxAm0BK5Two women will graduate from Army Ranger school tomorrow, but aren't yet allowed to serve in that capacity. http://t.co/gj78pIGvIFShould Women Serve in Combat Roles? http://t.co/BaNFp1jlYn
8/20
2015
Good question. Whose Culture Is It, Anyhow? / @RoomforDebate http://t.co/N9rzpBZIZP
Retweeted by Room for DebateAfter 70 years of pacifism, should Japan remilitarize? http://t.co/fGwsgEI3H7 http://t.co/uUDbrnD0OqJapan's military dilemma: http://t.co/Pc9xEDJX7M http://t.co/YhyAc0Gg9tShould Japan be allowed to end 70 years of "renouncing war?" @roomfordebate asks http://t.co/AdUI4dGd47
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhy would Japan deliberately abandon the good excuse it has to keep from participating in U.S. wars? http://t.co/7cvr09GRtxShould Japan allow its military to fight in foreign wars? http://t.co/9qfgyLxLVaSobering read. @ringshouts describes the imminent danger Black women undergo in a violent racist police system. http://t.co/zVtIoxlylG
Retweeted by Room for DebateFor 70 years, Japan could only use its military for self-defense. Now, that could change: http://t.co/MnhMPv2uOKShould Japan Allow Its Military to Fight in Foreign Wars? http://t.co/lxGpK8Uk7W
8/18
2015
Student loans have increased 84% since 2008, limiting an entire generation’s engagement with the economy: http://t.co/ZSzPYGIMZf
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat will sway the college student vote in 2016? http://t.co/310SWvp4My http://t.co/ZdaZo2zhMJWhat issues will get college students to the polls in 2016? http://t.co/XHqYcbRfHy http://t.co/qORR8a7mQ4Room for Debate asked college students: What is the most important issue to you in the 2016 presidential election? http://t.co/GtOTi65dziWhat college students care about in this presidential election: http://t.co/OnKyX9uXrKWhat College Students Care About in This Presidential Election http://t.co/uvRPimd53R
8/17
2015
Near and dear to my heart: Ultimate Frisbee at the Olympics?, via @nytimes http://t.co/WIknDRX96Q
Retweeted by Room for DebateI wrote about Kragerø, a Norwegian resort town, for The New York Times series Room for Debate: http://t.co/zOD3Y7OTeD http://t.co/rRXrJtWh8s
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@christobollen on vacation: "I tend to get fidgety when faced with 14 calendar days stamped with the word 'relax.' " http://t.co/cBopIJ5CZx
Retweeted by Room for DebateUniversities should #divest from #fossilfuels. Industry has consistently attacked & undermined research http://t.co/5bgFjCRKQD via @nytimes
Retweeted by Room for DebatePerfect summer getaways, by @MiaAlvar, @christobollen, Tracy K. Smith and others. http://t.co/CGC8edxW6U http://t.co/fXyF2tN8JuHow to waste time: College Divestment From the Fossil Fuel : As if other investors don't step in after divestment http://t.co/x5XxTEpXVz
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe perfect summer vacation includes seeking a better version of oneself @roomfordebate @MiaAlvar http://t.co/mPGyJqW3M8
Retweeted by Room for DebateVacationing with my son was a chance to experience the world with a fresh perspective. http://t.co/r1ir9JturU http://t.co/nHRFpjscwz
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat's the perfect summer vacation? We asked 8 novelists to weigh in: http://t.co/Dvb3Ouikna"If fun and finitude are the rules of warm-weather romance, then northern CA is my ultimate summer fling." -@MiaAlvar http://t.co/idTc61ctXW
Retweeted by Room for DebateReader comment: "There are 2 kinds of vacation: First Class and With Children." What's your perfect summer getaway? http://t.co/c1JNzqk3NbThe Perfect Summer Vacation? http://t.co/J5t9y6EocY
8/13
2015
As a former (and maybe future?) ultimate frisbee player, I love this coverage in the NYT! http://t.co/yPF1kZUwPE
Retweeted by Room for DebateThank you @roomfordebate for having me, but know that the "former" you added before "player" truly cuts https://t.co/RQhkaSYRgY
Retweeted by Room for DebateDon't make Ultimate Frisbee another men's-first sport. http://t.co/lLqAgJDILsThe Olympics could ruin Frisbee: http://t.co/P3yLlmNO6mhttp://t.co/0zxP7A3EgX "Ultimate can be the sport that doesn't tell its female players to wait their turn as it gains popularity."
Retweeted by Room for DebateAs an avid #UltimateFrisbee player, good to see @nytimes covering this great sport: http://t.co/6FdjtLYz1I Ultimate Frisbee at the Olympics?
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@jodyavirgan writes about self-officiation in Ultimate Frisbee: Could it work at the Olympics? http://t.co/0JKi3ODAkhGreat to read @NUTC_Amherst @GUMUltimate & @jodyavirgan in the @nytimes http://t.co/X5VwRRNnDd talking about #youthultimate #womensultimate
Retweeted by Room for DebateEnd the Marginalization of Ultimate Frisbee at the High School Level http://t.co/umJ7Gwu78LUltimate Frisbee: Ready for the Olympics? http://t.co/jCLRJzC9txThose fearful that greater exposure will compromise Ultimate Frisbee's counterculture ethos are right to be worried http://t.co/Vn4u7hTTxQIs Ultimate Frisbee Ready for the Olympics? http://t.co/DgZIzh3dDo
8/12
2015
Room for Debate: Is College Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry Worthwhile? http://t.co/TS8eALiEcV @RobertStavins @NaomiOreskes & more.
Retweeted by Room for Debate"if the aim is to persuade the industry to convert to renewables, #divestment is a worse strategy." http://t.co/BNVhLgRIxP
Retweeted by Room for DebateMy latest: Room for Debate: Universities Must Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry http://t.co/foBLvYRac5
Retweeted by Room for DebateIPCC lead author Stavins: "the focus of the divestment movement is fundamentally misguided" http://t.co/j28DT5cKe7
Retweeted by Room for DebateDoes college divestment do anything? http://t.co/rLAtRqLqo3 http://t.co/p3NrHJnApPPitching College Divestment as a “Moral” Crusade is Misguided: http://t.co/8E3NAWKxU5>@iamjohnoliver took on American sex ed last night. Our debate on the best way to teach it: http://t.co/RuRPuDt2M7 http://t.co/chb6ymqNsEWhy should universities invest in an industry that has deliberately sought to undermine knowledge we produce? http://t.co/N4Lq9VyXK1
8/10
2015
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