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VBI 2021 Camp Topics Announced

The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate at VBI 2021 have been finalized for all locations. Lincoln-Douglas VBI Philadelphia (June 26 – July 9): Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust. VBI Online (July 11 – July 30): The appropriation of outer space by private entities […]


Lincoln-Douglas Debate 2021-2022 Potential Topics

The Lincoln-Douglas Wording committee has developed a variety of potential resolutions for the 2021-2022 season. Member students and one chapter advisor per active school will vote for each topic one week prior to the topic release date. Topic voting for the September/October topic opens August 1. 2021 September/October Resolved: The member nations of the World […]


Katie Jack Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to George Washington High School’s Katie Jack for winning the 2021 NSDA National Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. In finals, Katie defeated Washington High School’s Catherine Liu on a 8-5 decision. Congratulations to William Chrisman High School’s Caden Metcalf for being top speaker.


Post-COVID Debate: What to Expect by Serena Mao

The Opinions Expressed In This Post Are Those of the Author And Not Necessarily Those Of Victory Briefs. It’s been a bit over a year since the virtual UKTOC: the tournament that kickstarted an unprecedented season of e-debate. Since then, competitive high school debate has consisted of a whirlwind of new norms, workarounds, technical difficulties, […]


PF Nats Topic is Social Media

The 2021 National Tournament Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: In the United States, social media is beneficial for democratic values. A total of 637 coaches and 968 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 55% of the coach vote and 43% of the student vote.