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 […]
The 2021 April Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The benefits of the International Monetary Fund outweigh the harms.
The 2021 March Public Forum topic is, Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms.
The 2021 March/April Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.
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. Edit: The author has added some updates regarding the original article which can be found here. Introduction Tournaments this season have, so far, been held exclusively online. While judging debate rounds certainly […]
The 2021 January/February Lincoln-Douglas debate topic is, Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.