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The Supreme Court Meets the Real World http://t.co/2GKcgRVtTrWhen should ancient artifacts "go home"? http://t.co/w7ZMChWTTeICYMI: Is a new movement for black equality needed and, if so, what shape would it take? http://t.co/XMjAn9ze12What should the standards be for granting pardons and how often should that power be used? http://t.co/pHlbJIO5aOHow fair is the pardon process? http://t.co/CCXfASl5TuOn pardons: @glennEmartin calls them "one remedy for an excessively punitive" criminal justice system http://t.co/yTgADmhgR5Should Mark Wahlberg be pardoned? What should the standards be for clemency? http://t.co/AtPwDTpK60Who should get pardoned? http://t.co/00wplAN99EMark Wahlberg and the Purpose of Pardons http://t.co/v5f6UjvxYL
@TheopiSkarlatos Hi.Could you susggest Greek economists -- not MPs or politicians -- who could write of the effect of Syriza's win? Thanks
Interesting discussion at the @nytimes today about the complexities of #repatriation http://t.co/eDL2hl1dtK
Retweeted by Room for DebateWith King Abdullah's passing http://t.co/qpH0unpuaf @nytimes What to expect from the next generation? http://t.co/dxfoM1PpYN@Teacherkristen @nytimes Why thank you, Ms. McMahon! Tell that to our boss!Survey shows bias of potential jurors #Tsarnaev @kseelye @nytimes http://t.co/SWROJRL7oh Will a local jury do? http://t.co/rfEtrRxWjrInteresting point of view from James Cuno, the president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust. http://t.co/d0JkYlN2wx
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Over 5,000 looted Italian antiquities were recovered in a Swiss warehouse. When should artifacts be repatriated? http://t.co/gssejiPExiWhen should cultural artifacts be returned to their countries of origin? http://t.co/gssejiPExi
When Should Antiquities Be Repatriated to Their Country of Origin? http://t.co/Ghjx0CgCgQInteresting debate in @NYTimes @RoomforDebate: Are global universities hurting or helping U.S. #highered? http://t.co/GS89E1Ef6D #globaled
Retweeted by Room for DebateNY Times on payday: underwriting http://t.co/U1mKBnIje6, leveling the playing field http://t.co/CpMhkL4F24, rules http://t.co/SH5UKUSaTT.
Retweeted by Room for Debatepayday loans: predatory or the only lending option to those with bad credit? should they be federally regulated? http://t.co/8BObIRGe7F
Retweeted by Room for DebatePayday loans: yet another ripple effect of stagnant wages. See what I propose in @nytimes Room for Debate http://t.co/PirKDr9fpT
Retweeted by Room for DebateIn today's @roomfordebate, @LisaServon, @cfsaa, @rajdate & myself on how the CFPB should regulate payday loans http://t.co/jdNu4gp8OF
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould payday loans be federally regulated? http://t.co/x7XNYfcmDb
The Allure of Easy Money http://t.co/tHLQMwJTcgMany perspectives on satellite campuses and their value. Check out the debate on @nytimes @Roomfordebate http://t.co/hY32wkWD6w #IntlEd
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@zoeschlanger's great piece on American universities and the problem with their overseas campuses http://t.co/2ejJoje3lw .@roomfordebate
Retweeted by Room for DebateAre global universities hurting or helping American higher education? http://t.co/fPayIpVBbn
US considers Syrian peace with Assad in place. http://t.co/6SUI2pfYCf @roomfordebate considered it a year ago http://t.co/HLBGbMwz5jAre Global Universities Good for U.S. Colleges? http://t.co/6AWwEOwDOpDereckaPurnell,young Ferguson activist,says young people aren't just marching,they're organizing for tangible change http://t.co/LzlAjCNfdh.@jelani9 says blacks now face heavier resistance because of growing economic fears of struggling whites. http://t.co/uLGK7KW2bUWith so many persistent problems for African-Americans, is a new civil rights movement needed? http://t.co/uHknHRyjUbThe Fight for Civil Rights, Long After Selma http://t.co/T0zAc3FaPF
We asked our FB readers to weigh in on the office environment they prefer: http://t.co/PlYn8YMgm6
We asked our FB readers which they prefer: cubicles, offices, or open floor plans. The winner: cubicles. http://t.co/PlYn8YMgm6Cubicles Win Out for Facebook Readers http://t.co/PlYn8YMgm6.@nytopinion Why are executives not casting more minorities in TV and film? #OscarsSoWhite http://t.co/nkuMYDtlUq.@Slate How can women gain influence in Hollywood? http://t.co/i1WdfTDOBdHOK’s @abstoltz defends the open office layout in @roomfordebate column http://t.co/3R6zikQSCR via @nytimes http://t.co/7CSdIXzl78
Retweeted by Room for DebateYes: "design ideas that are foisted on employees won’t work, however visionary they seem." http://t.co/la8F9nREd2
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@BuzzFeed Where are the female Oscar nominees? http://t.co/i1WdfTDOBd.@nytopinion What we'd really like to know is: Where are all the women nominees? http://t.co/i1WdfTDOBd
Let us know where you stand: are cubicles preferable to the open office layout? http://t.co/MIIJCoaECqCubes or open office? Here's one vote for cubes. http://t.co/WjviGKXVh3
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe open office layout has become synonymous with the modern workplace. But is it all it's cracked up to be? http://t.co/su4dyxU3QqAre open offices better than cubicles and corner offices? What kind of work environment do you prefer? http://t.co/5B0YTd0iYb
Are Cubicles Preferable to the Open Office Layout? http://t.co/GAikPlWVWJWho were the most read Room for Debaters in 2014? http://t.co/qnb0UUaVTCIs a 4-year college worth it? @tomhanks on what community college did for him and what it can do for others http://t.co/jsxrXoMGXHThe most popular @RoomforDebate's of 2014? On Renee Zellweger, Justin Bieber, Karl Marx, millennials, & work hours: http://t.co/RggjQhuTQn
Retweeted by Room for DebateOur most popular pieces of the year. http://t.co/je6oog6GJA Any that you think should be added?the top @roomfordebates of 2014 include Renee Zellweger, Karl Marx, the work week, Siberia, JBieber & Millennials http://t.co/dih8ZcpfMC
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat do Renee Zellweger and Karl Marx have in common? They were among the most popular 2014 @roomfordebate http://t.co/ccr3XpAxlh
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe most widely read contributors to our most widely read forums in 2014: http://t.co/JTOSxNGCCVThe Most Debated Room for Debates http://t.co/T4wU3b3s1n
How should governments deal with known jihadists who return to their country? http://t.co/j3xK2V0msU via @nytopinion
Retweeted by Room for DebateConsider Why the Jihadists Came Back | Read @rmdbarrett's take on returning foreign fighters in @roomfordebate http://t.co/dXjtEKSYKC
Retweeted by Room for Debate6 thoughts on how to deal with fighters who return home after training with jihadists: http://t.co/g2gEzb10Ta.@MichaelSSchmidt nice piece on halting flow of citizens to war zones. Did you see this: what to do when they return http://t.co/rb7X2Lyd8j"Young people do not become radicalized overnight; key behavioral changes can be seen in their daily lives." http://t.co/QNEnMq3BFV
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@nytimes pieces on halting flow of citizens to war zones http://t.co/pqMaVi246z and what to do when they return http://t.co/rb7X2Lyd8jHow should Western countries deal with young Muslims who come home after enlisting for jihad in the Middle East? http://t.co/p7KQ66UvFF
When Known Jihadists Come Home http://t.co/rb7X2Lyd8jAnd@saladinahmed http://t.co/hMey8FOy4i… MT@ggreenwald:MollyIvins on when satire is noble &when it's cruel&vulgar http://t.co/Nm9DC7ZVGaI think @saladinahmed says something worthwhile about #CharlieHebdo here. http://t.co/aR6MHfmLXd http://t.co/HlRm3WirXv
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Jill Soloway dedicated her win for Transparent to Leelah Alcorn. @roomfordebate this week considered Leelah's death. http://t.co/5CXWosNLs6
Retweeted by Room for Debatedoes society need conspiracy theories? 6 essays, and some amazing comments, about skepticism & suspicion of power: http://t.co/0mwGVYoXZK
Retweeted by Room for DebatePaul Cliteur in @nytimes @roomfordebate: anonymous publishing will become more prevalent http://t.co/ceZvJgTtxn http://t.co/lrjPISyati
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I wrote on power and self-censorship for the New York Times today. http://t.co/ThnvRcbyyV http://t.co/9Sk4c2lxT3
Retweeted by Room for DebateEven if the most offensive speech deserves protection, is it worth considering its effects? http://t.co/uv4JaEh6GGFreedom of Speech, Not Freedom From Consequences Some thoughts on writing, risks and Charlie Hebdo for the @nytimes http://t.co/pyHhaSLaDD
Retweeted by Room for DebateSaladin Ahmed: In satire, the question is not whether we ought to limit ourselves, but how we already do http://t.co/t8n8iWVeglCan satirists sometimes be too provocative and outrageous? Should they hold themselves back? http://t.co/uv4JaEh6GGWhen Satire Cuts Both Ways http://t.co/cGeoiWfES4
How do you have a forum on the meaning of conspiracy theories and not include @notjessewalker? http://t.co/o7ZLpSUnS4
Retweeted by Room for DebateRoom for Debate: Parents of #Transgender Children Need to Look at the Research http://t.co/nOk2RyJUk1 #trans #LGBT #LeelahAlcorn
Retweeted by Room for DebateRoom for Debate: Is It Child Abuse to Make a Trans Child 'Change'? http://t.co/zn95NvPVrd
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Is It Child Abuse to Make a Trans Child 'Change'? http://t.co/2mQamQd0ewAs militants seem to be hijacking the name of Islam, how should Muslims respond to the threat of extremism? http://t.co/rdnQjVXALM
When a Local Jury Won't Do http://t.co/CA2izcRiWvDo immigrants take jobs from working-class citizens or has that threat to been exaggerated? http://t.co/T4L212lOku http://t.co/LShTZ2fXz5Do immigrants get all new jobs?Do foes use bad stats? @roomfordebate http://t.co/j5RiEbMn5Ahttp://t.co/mFfGzLR0Up http://t.co/YV7WnFyYHQ
Retweeted by Room for DebateAre immigrants getting all the new jobs or have immigration foes misunderstood statistics? http://t.co/8GiNLMJ2La http://t.co/7a3r5JRfqX
Do Immigrants Take Jobs From American-Born Workers? http://t.co/HG76Nn5cxIRoom for Debate: Are Political Dynasties Dangerous? http://t.co/GAUniOjJUKRoom for Debate: Political Dynasties Are an Affront to American Tradition http://t.co/PqvSgpkujIBlood and Politics: Are dynasties bad for democracy, or simply inevitable? How do they affect political power? http://t.co/hPsAGzRI7fRoom for Debate: Not All Political Dynasties Are Equal http://t.co/3Bw8zk7Y92Room for Debate: Are Political Dynasties Dangerous? http://t.co/fXQTleySJBAmericans are "quite contented with political dynasties," writes @BasilSmikleJr: @nytopinion @roomfordebate http://t.co/v1cuqSX9bS
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould toys come in pink and blue? Dr. Carothers weighs in on @roomfordebate http://t.co/ntOmI8qa4d
Retweeted by Room for DebateAre political dynasties bad for American democracy, or simply inevitable? How do they affect power? http://t.co/XM2b0PzyzbRoom for Debate: While It's Up to Voters, the Election Process Tends to Favor Dynasties http://t.co/tr650BrnBkBlood and Politics - @RoomforDebate asks today: Are Political Dynasties Dangerous? http://t.co/UU7uyZRIkB
Retweeted by Room for DebateRoom for Debate: Dynasties Are a Formula for Conflict and Doubt http://t.co/DU0RZDeZ3R
Are Political Dynasties Dangerous? http://t.co/SlDEzftz2Bon the role of conspiracy theories in society: A Symptom of Mass Cultural Anxiety http://t.co/SNbaEhlmrE http://t.co/KWOLHh9JXD"Belief in a conspiracy theory is a cultural symptom" Prof @TMelley in NYT http://t.co/vGOrhw2bdN @roomfordebate
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhy is there such a strong predilection toward conspiracy theory narratives? http://t.co/XB5Tg9sBlb http://t.co/L4Cc149N5p
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