The 2021 February Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.
Peter Zhang is a student at UC Berkeley, a former TOC quarterfinalist, and an assistant coach at The Bronx High School of Science. Introduction Tournaments this season have, so far, been held exclusively online. While judging debate rounds certainly feels different through a Zoom window, virtual platforms have also affected who chooses to sign up […]
The 2021 January/February Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
The 2021 January Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The NSA should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
The 2020 November/December Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.
The 2020 November/December Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.
The 2020 September/October Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.
The 2020 September/October Public Forum debate topic is, Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.
The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate at VBI 2020 have been finalized for all locations. Lincoln-Douglas VBI Philadelphia (June 27 – July 10): Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 12 – July 31): Resolved: States ought to ban […]
The NSDA has released the potential LD topics for 2020-2021, and this season voting will look different. In previous years the NSDA released a list of 10 topics and over the summer voters would rank their top three for each topic slot. The first choice for nationals was assigned first, then March/April, working backwards to […]