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 […]
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 […]
The Public Forum 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 – Europe Resolved: The North Atlantic […]
Lawrence Zhou was the 2014 NSDA National Champion. He now works as an assistant coach for The Harker School and is the Director of Publishing and Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the Victory Briefs Institute. The Opinions Expressed In This Post Are Those of the Author And Not Necessarily Those Of Victory Briefs. I penned an article […]
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.
Lawrence Zhou is the Director of Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the Victory Briefs Institute and the 2014 NSDA National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate. The views and opinions expressed here are solely that of the author’s. I recently penned a blog post in the Wyoming Debate Roundup (an excellent resource for those debating policy in the Mountain […]
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.
The 2021 National Tournament Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: A public health emergency justifies limiting civil liberties.
The 2021 NCFL Nationals Lincoln-Douglas topic is Resolved: The U.S. presidency ought to be decided by a national popular vote instead of the electoral college.
Congratulations to the following students for receiving at-large bids to the 2021 TOC in LD! Ayala Adam Mimou Bronx Science Dahlia Bekong Cardinal Gibbons Roberto Sosa Claudia Taylor Johnson Abhived Pulapaka Dougherty Valley Arjun Garg Immaculate Heart Beatrice Culligan Immaculate Heart Felicity Park L C Anderson Aseel Rawashdeh Lexington Jeong-Wan Choi Pembroke Pines Charter Jayvyn […]