Author Archives: Rachel Stevens

NSDA Nationals 2016 PF Topic Analysis is Now Published!- One-Day Presidential Primary Reform

  If you’re talented enough to be attending this year’s 2016 NSDA Nationals in Public Forum debate, the resolution you’ll face in Salt Lake City will be: “Resolved: On balance, a one-day national primary would be more beneficial for the United States than our … Continue reading

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The 2016 NSDA National Debate Tournament Resolutions Have Been Released!

  Headed to debate Nationals this summer?   The National Speech and Debate Association has just released the resolutions debaters will be using at the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament, to be held this June in Salt Lake City, … Continue reading

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Summer Debate Camp Guide 2016: Institutes Offering Low-Cost Tuition and/or Scholarships

Regardless of your skill level, preferred argument style, or debate event, all debaters can benefit from attending summer debate camp!   Debate camp provides numerous benefits. The time you spend improving this summer can pay off enormously during next year’s … Continue reading

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March-April 2016 LD Topic Analysis (+ Bonus Evidence Files) Now Published!- Middle East Democracy Promotion

  The March/April 2016 resolution for Lincoln-Douglas debate is extremely broad, so we’ve prepared an appropriately gigantic file to match it!   We’ve prepared close to 300 pages to help LD debaters build their best possible cases for the topic: “Resolved: The … Continue reading

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Topicality Help for the March-April LD Resolution- Definitions Evidence File

  The March-April 2016 Lincoln-Douglas resolution is super broad, and includes several important phrases that can be tricky to define.   “Democracy promotion” and “Middle East” are both critical terms that debaters will have to wrestle with in order to … Continue reading

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March 2016 PF Topic Analysis is Published!- U.S. Military Presence on Okinawa

  Public Forum debaters will spend March 2016 addressing a resolution asking them to consider whether the United States should withdraw its military presence from the Japanese island of Okinawa.   International relations resolutions are always especially tricky, due to their … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2015-2016 Young Patriots Essay Contest Winners!

  This year’s Young Patriots Essay Contest received a record-breaking number of entries, with more than 960 students from around the country participating. The quality of these essays was incredible! After much deliberation, our judges have selected three winning submissions … Continue reading

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