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How to make the debates better: that keep debaters on point, check obvious misinformation and challenge candidates on that
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhat changes could be made to the presidential debates to make them more substantive? to Reform the Presidential Debates
>@AntheaButler on how media coverage of mass shootings:>@JimWarren55: Why the media must closely cover mass shootings. of @MotherJones on how the media can ethically cover mass shootings:"It's worth asking whether ... keeping killers' names out of headlines could help prevent copycats"
Retweeted by Room for DebateHere's my piece in @nytimes on why the media should seriously reconsider how it covers mass shooters:
Retweeted by Room for DebateMounting evidence finds that mass shooters copy infamous predecessors. So, how should the media cover them? the news media cover mass killings with an eye to potential copycat crimes? Should the News Media Cover Mass Shooters?
Room for Debate: Fair Trade Agreements Would Be More Effective Now than Reparations
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould former colonial powers pay reparations for the Atlantic slave trade?
Retweeted by Room for DebateReparations for Britain’s Atlantic Slave Trade Would Be Impracticable Requires That Former Colonialists Pay Reparations week, @David_Cameron confronted the question of slave trade reparations. Should Britain pay former colonies? Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost, on the question of slave trade reparations: countries have little choice about free trade agreements. Signing them is usually a condition for IMF loans. former colonial powers pay reparations for the Atlantic slave trade? to Congress: The #TPP is an environmental disaster that Congress should oppose
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhy is the future of the #TPP so important? @solis_msolis weighs in via @roomfordebate:
Retweeted by Room for DebateOn a trip to Jamaica last week, @David_Cameron was confronted with an old, complicated question: Transatlantic Slave Trade Reparations Due?
How President Obama sells the agreement matters Room for Debate: TPP Could Either Help China Reform, or Dig In Deeper
Retweeted by Room for Debate.@WallachLori explains how the #TPP threatens consumer protections & jobs in @nytimes:
Retweeted by Room for DebateSixty-five cents an hour the new normal under TPP? With Vietnam in trade deal, US jobs surely at risk. #TPP
Retweeted by Room for DebateIn @roomfordebate, @CarrollDoherty discusses @pewresearch data on public opinion toward gun issues:
Retweeted by Room for DebateTx, @BrianLehrer for having me on to talk about my @roomfordebate/@propublica piece on the NRA and liberal fatalism:
Retweeted by Room for DebateApproval of the TPP Is Vital for Continued U.S. Power in Asia Trans-Pacific Partnership would be an environmental disaster: or no on TPP? of Sierra Club in @nytimes: "Congress should oppose #TPP on environmental grounds."
Retweeted by Room for DebateTPP Could Either Help China Reform, or Dig In Deeper Congress approve the TPP? 8 experts weigh in: Trans-Pacific Pact Is a One-Sided Deal to Help the 1 Percent Should Oppose TPP on Environmental Grounds @sierraclubThe TPP: Should Congress approve it? TPP Would Kill Jobs and Consumer Protection @Public_CitizenThe Trans-Pacific Pact Is the Best Way to Move Global Trade Forward @CFR_org
The TPP: Should Congress approve or reject the 12-nation trade pact? Trans-Pacific Partnership: Should Congress approve or reject the 12-nation trade pact? Future of Trans-Pacific Trade
The lack of trust in government will keep the gun lobby invincible. No trust = more guns.
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs the gun lobby still invincible? gun lobby will be invincible until police and politicians are more trustworthy: Exactly. When Begich & Pryor voted w/ NRA but got zero help in return, the org sealed its partisan ID.
Retweeted by Room for DebateFollowing the Oregon shooting, in today's Room for Debate @leedrutman cites CRP data on NRA's outside expenditures:
Retweeted by Room for Debate"If feminism was just 'a way for women to see themselves,' it wouldn’t be much different from narcissism."
Retweeted by Room for DebateTwice, @SCOTUS has elevated an individual’s right to own a handgun over a city’s right to control weapon sales. a gun control group can match the organized power of the gun lobby, no tragedy will lead to gun reform. @roomfordebate, @TobinCommentary says the Constituion, not politics, is the major obstacle to gun control
Retweeted by Room for DebateTo defeat the @NRA, focus on the state level: invincibility of the gun lobby is overstated. the @NRA still invincible? @roomfordebate, @AlecMacGillis says the facts show that pols can take on the NRA and win.
Retweeted by Room for DebateIn Room for Debate, I make case that NRA is not invincible, but is aided by self-fulfilling fatalism of other side.
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs the gun lobby still invincible? the Gun Lobby Still Invincible?
Love @rtraister's response to the “Is Carly a feminist” question?
Retweeted by Room for DebateIf Carly Fiorina represents strength and forcefulness, should she be considered a feminist? via @NYTOpinion
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Is Carly Fiorina really a feminist? Great forum from @roomfordebate today:
Retweeted by Room for DebateFeminism Has Long Enabled Those Who Undermine It @rtraisterFiorina would deny most women the opportunities she had, argues @donnabrazile
Retweeted by Room for DebatePlease read my perspective on this topic. Room for Debate: Is Carly Fiorina a Feminist?
Retweeted by Room for DebateFiorina says a feminist lives the life she chooses, but her policies take choice away from many women. @StephanieCoontz
Retweeted by Room for DebateFeminism Is a Political Movement, Not Just a Matter of Self-Help / or why choice feminism is 🚮
Retweeted by Room for DebateFascinating, important question. Is feminism more of a mindset or political movement? @roomfordebate explores.
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhen asked if Carly Fiorina is a feminist because of her feisty response to Trump, I couldn't resist
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs @CarlyFiorina a feminist? I present my case to the @nytimes
Retweeted by Room for Debate>@rtraister: Feminism seeks to expand opportunities for women, including those with whom most feminists disagree for Debate tackles the “Carly Fiorina, feminist?” question
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs Carly Fiorina a feminist? @StephanieCoontz says an obvious retort to a sexist buffoon does not a feminist make.
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Gender equality in politics means having women to enthusiastically oppose as well as to enthusiastically support"
Retweeted by Room for DebateLinda Chavez: Carly Fiorina could be the new face of feminism. feminist? "Gender equality in politics means women to enthusiastically oppose as well as support" @rtraister
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Gender equality in politics means having women to enthusiastically oppose," @rtraister on Carly Fiorina conundrum
Retweeted by Room for DebateCan the label "feminist" apply to a woman opposed to much of the movement’s tenets? a feminist is not just about your own life. It's about struggling to overcome restrictions on all women. Carly Fiorina a feminist? Carly Fiorina a Feminist?
The house after John Boehner's departure: is one to read w/ kids, teens especially. Who ok’d VW et al, why, and how can we do better?
Retweeted by Room for Debate@taenos99 @RebekahODell1 @KellyTumy Thank you!!Is There Too Much TV to Choose From? Love this ? from @RoomforDebate. Does the water cooler conversation still exist?
Retweeted by Room for Debate>@RepMarkMeadows: Now is our chance to restore the House to the way our founders intended for it to operate., after Boehner: the John Boehner's departure change anything about Congress and its dysfunction? House After John Boehner's Departure
Cheats never prosper, unless you work for a massive corporate. And then you do.
Retweeted by Room for DebateInterested in drug pricing policy? @roomfordebate asks experts: Should the government impose drug price controls?
Retweeted by Room for DebateWhy do we cheat? For the same reason we overeat-we are not good at thinking about the long term.” via @danariely
Retweeted by Room for DebateIn the @NYTimes, two Stanford professors write that "Honesty, like all virtues, requires cultivation":
Retweeted by Room for DebateNo executives went to jail for mortgage fraud, but a 'welfare queen' is demonized for gaming the system. symposium on Volkswagen and fraud,, with me, Robert Reich, Dan Ariely, and others.
Retweeted by Room for DebateHas the pervasiveness of cheating made moral behavior passé? many powerful people lie for profit, often with impunity. Is honesty for suckers? @roomfordebate
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs Honesty for Suckers?
Is the Bar Too Low to Get Into Law School?, via @nytimes large numbers failing bar exam.
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