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, […]

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Equity in Public Forum Debate: A Critique of Theory

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Two Dogmas of Fiat by Jacob Nails

A. Introduction Most debate resolutions concern policies[1] that do not exist in the status quo and likely will not exist in the near future, if ever. Lincoln-Douglas resolutions in recent history have included such improbable policies as banning handguns (Jan-Feb ’16), establishing a draft (Sep-Oct ’17), and eliminating plea bargaining (Jan-Feb ’18). Debaters seeking to […]

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