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Ujjwal Krishnamurthi Wins UNLV

Congratulations to Saratoga’s Ujjwal Krishnamurthi for winning the 2020 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV. In finals, Ujjwal defeated Dougherty Valley High School’s Kabir Dubey on a 3-0 decision (Likeke, Shackleford, Boelkens). Congratulations to Dougherty Valley High School’s Kavin Kumaravel for being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.


Feb PF Topic is UBI

The 2020 February Public Forum topic is, Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income. A total of 136 coaches and 424 students voted for the resolution. The winning resolution received 71% of the coach vote and 71% of the student vote.


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 […]