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Can happiness really be measured and monitored? https://t.co/8YHBwj0Lhd
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe relentless pursuit of happiness: http://t.co/kzHaXXP38B http://t.co/gOG0e2zUftWill Davies in the @nytimes on how "happiness" is the new gym. http://t.co/x5KEi8V5Zy http://t.co/Y33r5Tv5WY
Retweeted by Room for DebateChained to the pursuit of happiness? http://t.co/jDgwiZtuhB http://t.co/UooJV0r7wUWhy it's dangerous to make happiness a utilitarian goal: http://t.co/u7P87suyih @davies_willSalon's editorial staff asks to unionize. Our debate on digital media solidarity: http://t.co/uuGF0VTy9JIs happiness quantifiable? Some say measuring it actually creates anxiety. http://t.co/whfUMOIKKb http://t.co/381sU151wOI debate the pursuit of happiness w/ Barbara Ehrenreich and others in @nytimes @roomfordebate http://t.co/UQ74eipvzr @VersoBooks
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe Relentless Pursuit of Happiness http://t.co/0aU959SW37
7/2
2015
There's clearly room for debate. https://t.co/r9mwKvt7bO
7/1
2015
By imposing austerity measures on Greece the troika has embarked on financial warfare @nytimes #GreeceCrisis http://t.co/5rjemyNPOs
Retweeted by Room for DebateInteresting range of opinions on #GreeceCrisis from NY Times http://t.co/tgPVeveW99
Retweeted by Room for DebateBank closures, cash limits, wary tourists, hobbled business — these are foretastes of life in Greece w/o the euro. http://t.co/96MSWrBfaSWill Greeks vote for a #Grexit? http://t.co/9TrnejywMr http://t.co/EMRg8DX3q1The euro is a straitjacket for Greece: Lachman in @nytimes http://t.co/JSJ1SAF7Eo http://t.co/KmOdguqfTb
Retweeted by Room for DebateEinstein said insanity was repeating the same experiment & expecting a different result. See: the mess in Greece. http://t.co/jrcB7ZkUNpHow should Greeks vote on the debt referendum? http://t.co/u0pGpTb7OJ http://t.co/DCPVuYP8GPWould abandoning the euro and resuming use of the drachma help or hurt Greece? http://t.co/LW04bbPA61White supremacy online: What constitutes a burning cross in the digital era? http://t.co/fmE3ZJIlSd via @roomfordebate @nytimes
Retweeted by Room for DebateShould Greece Abandon the Euro? http://t.co/u4hZbGndFm
6/30
2015
NYT: "conservatives, fear not: the great Scandinavianization is a long way off" http://t.co/X7p8YR5YXZ
Retweeted by Room for DebateProfessor Paul Butler @nytimes @roomfordebate: "White Supremacy Is Tenacious in the Face of Change." http://t.co/ECkWEXijgN
Retweeted by Room for DebateIs the gay rights movement's swift success bc it's one of white men? Shouldn't anti-discrimination be the fight? http://t.co/uNeXjXQUAm
Retweeted by Room for DebateRed, white and more blue? Views on sexuality, crime, racism and war hint at a more liberal America. http://t.co/Gnv3aN3VU3I agree with Molly Worthen.The US is not becoming more liberal.We're becoming more secular-libertarian! http://t.co/3R0JIEInBQ
Retweeted by Room for DebateI got to be part of NY Times' "Room For Debate" today: "Has America Become More Liberal?" Sort of, but not really. http://t.co/3Zjjqd4p5F
Retweeted by Room for DebateConsidering the events of the past week: Has America become more liberal? http://t.co/owryKo9SLV http://t.co/GH2wuHCb4F“Malcolm X said, “If you stick a knife nine inches into my back, and pull it out three inches that is not progress.” http://t.co/5tzw7MB9gZ
Retweeted by Room for DebatePaul Butler: Removing the Confederate flag is not progressive. Supporting the flag is racist. http://t.co/tTJTHpxb5D http://t.co/80FGOx3Xlr
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe events of the past week hardly signal a swift drift toward European social democracy. http://t.co/jVVt1HLkI4To allow same-sex marriage & ban Confederate flags is cheap, but a more inclusive economy will be costly -@RBReich http://t.co/17Wu3GOMJUSupport for same-sex marriage, and opposition to the Confederate flag & overpolicing. Is the U.S. more liberal? http://t.co/IHPbapkrHBRed, white and bluer: Has America become more liberal? http://t.co/1yYR9BOmfB http://t.co/CtFGRJNMQIRed, White and Bluer? http://t.co/fJ7dpahe7k
6/29
2015
Can you have happy hour without the alcohol? http://t.co/6XqTTMMupQ"So yeah, I encourage happy hour, I swear by happy hour, I’m even thinking about the one I’ll attend tonight." http://t.co/S17iwpGfMNIllinois may lift its happy hour ban. Is that a good idea? http://t.co/ocz654yRS1Several states ban happy hour. Should more? http://t.co/vqJqD72eBZArticle from 2014 that contextualises the attack on Shia Mosque in Kuwait today: http://t.co/155fIHdUNE Not surprising at all.
Retweeted by Room for DebateGay Marriage Is Upheld by Supreme Court http://t.co/WU8cvcU3sEWhat? Ban happy hours? http://t.co/uxppKjrTMw … 0 retweets 0 favoritesShould Happy Hour Be Banned? http://t.co/gNdxaH1QaG
6/26
2015
Interesting debate: How much is @Airbnb affecting the housing market in cities like San Francisco & #NYC? http://t.co/yLcPGdcJFt
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe 10 US Army bases named for Confederate generals are an insult to the American soldier, says @jamiemal Rename them http://t.co/IfmISQ1j4x
Retweeted by Room for DebateGee, I think there is a particular Washington DC football teem with an offensive symbol.... https://t.co/8UzfmQY7k3
Retweeted by Room for DebateThere you have it! https://t.co/wFi5mPrMabSCOTUS has a fair housing ruling. Here's Room for Debate on the issue. http://t.co/SqwKjBEWDY
6/25
2015
.@aliciagarza: Black lives won't be improved by simply removing the Confederate flag. http://t.co/mVo6we9ahBConfederate flags? Statues of Jefferson Davis? Aunt Jemima? What other offensive symbols should be retired? http://t.co/CKdLvRpkpcIn addition to retiring the Confederate flag, rename public schools that honor racists. http://t.co/jzLDBVkF1VWhat other symbols besides the Confederate flag should be reconsidered? http://t.co/DxooSsMES8Besides the Confederate Flag, What Other Symbols Should Go? http://t.co/PrXmGSFmWSDaryl Johnson, former lead analyst for domestic terrorism at Homeland Security, on how to deal w threats at home: http://t.co/X8KGYQ2tQbOne website that hosts extremist rightwing views has been linked to some 100 hate crime murders. http://t.co/VtA7rHfskzWhat's the solution to homegrown hate groups, especially online? http://t.co/0CyEIExfWaWhen racist hatred becomes extremist terrorism, how do we handle homegrown hate groups? http://t.co/Jz0KeoSAiz http://t.co/VA6Zyzlyc8
Retweeted by Room for DebateDomestic terrorism is the national security threat whose name we dare not speak. http://t.co/n1K10LJyejWhite supremacy online: What constitutes a burning cross in the digital era? @JessieNYC http://t.co/zWs1nqn7qBMany Americans underestimate the extent of rightwing violence: http://t.co/5VHh9pJkfoWho'd a thunk it? Ben Jones, who played Cooter in the Dukes of Hazard, is prominent defender of the Confederate flag: http://t.co/7bLmUVgjty
Retweeted by Room for DebateHomegrown radicals are 2x more deadly than jihadis. How to confront the problem? http://t.co/yBn24JxocWHow should we deal with the growing threat of rightwing extremism? http://t.co/DNOOLvmmmzCharleston and the Threat of Homegrown Hate Groups http://t.co/9euaISHvsu
6/24
2015
When JFK ran for president 55 years ago, he said he would not “accept instructions on public policy from the pope.” http://t.co/XbCpVOA552Nearly half of all American Catholics are Latino - will the Pope affect how they vote? http://t.co/mQKxjXcgH4The Pope's biggest political impact will be among right-leaning, pro-life Catholics who prioritize social issues: http://t.co/Yi42Nm5Ny8American elections and the power of @Pontifex at the polls: http://t.co/ydOxT7cQC6 http://t.co/lmnY8hgNXdHow much influence does the pope have on Catholic politicians and voters? http://t.co/iJxjE4XWpQ http://t.co/A6V3PfvOEmCould Pope Francis sway American Catholic voters? Is there still a "Catholic vote?" http://t.co/tTlwyMP1V5The Pope's Encyclical and His Power at the Polls http://t.co/V8jFRzw6wB
6/22
2015
Good question: http://t.co/U2wQ0NLvnK https://t.co/fWg9TW67fR
6/21
2015
Check out the oped written by Cooter from The Dukes of Hazard: https://t.co/4zO5ZkCKYD
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe Confederate Battle Flag Is a Symbol of Intimidation http://t.co/Ndmta4DzuY.@KareemCrayton: The Confederate flag is a trademark for racism, despite any historical appeal. http://t.co/jcw7xm0CBE.@LindseyGrahamSC says Confederate flag is "part of who we are." But does official approval of it breed racism? http://t.co/TFUKJQ3x2sSymbols embraced by the state ought to bring people together, not divide them. The Confederate flag does the latter http://t.co/ejYueW2A4sThe Confederate flag — a symbol of hatred or heritage? http://t.co/nDFDV43CUrDoes the Confederate Flag Breed Racism? http://t.co/OzGJFzv7d2
6/19
2015
Having lived life as a gender variant person, I believe that transitioning should be the last resort for everyone: http://t.co/UMUQljNv0I.@NYTMetro's @anemonanyc article inspired this: Is there a right age to change one's sex? http://t.co/xaflUG9vsP https://t.co/MrIc9oYwA2
Retweeted by Room for DebateSuffering from gender dysphoria is exacerbated by a society that imposes rigid gender roles on children early on. http://t.co/1dnN1YqUP0"At 17, I felt a need to medically transition – it felt like life or death." -@skylarkeleven http://t.co/CXJk1PX2lyGender reassignment is generally not insured for minors. But is there a right age to transition? http://t.co/N0f0RAwrMpIs There a Right Age to Change One's Sex? http://t.co/WYsFSoHbf4Why are Muslim terrorists treated differently than white hate groups? @roomfordebate http://t.co/1ijioWybEa
6/18
2015
See my contribution about Latino identity to @nytimes' Room for Debate "How Fluid is Race?" Discussion. http://t.co/jHhc72nr3b
Retweeted by Room for DebateHow fluid is race? http://t.co/mYZ0cwHv6u http://t.co/pUehMPd9ZUAmerican melting pot at work, as Hispanic numbers surge, Hispanic identity dilutes http://t.co/J0MSFT4dYB
Retweeted by Room for DebateI discuss racial fluidity & #RachelDolezal in @nytimes Room for Debate w @noblemaillard, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, more http://t.co/JiQqyIw4rH
Retweeted by Room for Debate"Ironically, racial fluidity is often most valuable to people who appear white."--Prof @nancyleong https://t.co/0SYRDNhebR
Retweeted by Room for DebateAfter all: Obama, the most famous multiracial person, "checked only one box on his census form.” @noblemaillard http://t.co/ik1o0PGy7i
Retweeted by Room for DebateAn Afro-Danish-American speaks about racial identity: She spoke Danish at home, but in public, was black http://t.co/4MTFTSSeYi #dkmedier
Retweeted by Room for DebateInterracial trends have implications for what Hispanics call themselves in the future: http://t.co/UysWlpCtMzEasy to blame @Airbnb, but onerous zoning regs, crazy planning requirements = why cities are having this debate. http://t.co/RB7etEFeHM
Retweeted by Room for DebateThe dark side of #sharingeconomy ? San Francisco and New York Weigh @Airbnb’s Effect on Rent http://t.co/GCFWxJKFTN
Retweeted by Room for DebateInterracial identities can have very different values — and our society values some over others. http://t.co/H8owVJLXUS #RachelDolezalAt last, something worth sharing about this racial identity debate in light of #Dolezal http://t.co/J4xfv8oJqy. Thanks @aonwuachi.
Retweeted by Room for DebateRacial separation is so ingrained in Americans that many multiracial people consider themselves monoracial http://t.co/zpxpf5tsvyWhites in interracial relationships can experience a shift in how they understand their racial identity. http://t.co/LuDb8mdG2mHow fluid is racial identity? @noblemaillard says embrace the racial chaos: http://t.co/BaCnoQwVOe
6/17
2015
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