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 […]
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.
Congratulations to Strake Jesuit’s Zion Dixon for winning the 2021 Lincoln Douglas Tournament of Champions. In finals, Zion defeated Harvard-Westlake’s Andrew Gong on a 2-1 decision (Hanna*, Alston, Randall). Congratulations to Bellarmine’s Eric Gottlieb for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to the Harker School’s Akshay Manglik, Andy Lee, and Deven Shah for closing out the 2021 National Debate Coaches Association National Championship. In semifinals, Akshay defeated Sage Hill’s Max Perin on a 2-1 (Flores*, Ribera, Davidson). Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Andrew Gong for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
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.