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10 Things I Like and Don’t Like, featuring Apple Valley (Bob Overing)

This season’s first edition of “10 Things” by Bob Overing features the Apple Valley tournament, lots of theory, small schools, women in debate, snapchat, and lots of theory.

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Coaches Roundtable: Sept-Oct Metagame

This is Premier Debate’s first panel-style post of the new season. In this edition, we probe the minds of three prominent coach-judges on the national circuit what they’ve seen so far on the topic and what they’d like to see at upcoming tournaments. For more on what to expect in your region, T-military only, and the roads aff, read on!

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Two New & Bad Theory Arguments (Bob Overing)

Bob dissects and rejects “neg abuse outweighs” and “1AR theory bad.”

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10 Things I Like, TOC Edition (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard tournament, plant pedagogy, and “1AR theory bad.”

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Holiday Disclosure Post #5 – Reply and Round-Up (Bob Overing)

Bob summarizes some of the arguments from this season’s disclosure/disclosure theory battles.

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10 Things I Like and Don’t Like, featuring Harvard (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard tournament, plant pedagogy, and “1AR theory bad.”

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Defining and Debating A Prioris (Noah Simon)

“What is an a priori anyway?” Noah Simon asks and answers the basic definitional question while presenting a nuanced distinction between two types of a prioris. His distinction provides insight into how debaters and theorists should approach a prioris moving forward.

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10 Things I Like and Don’t Like (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard-Westlake tournament, K vs Theory debates, “We,” and more…

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Holiday Disclosure Post #4 – A Challenge (Bob Overing)

Bob issues a public challenge to inadequate disclosers to debate him on the merits of disclosure.

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Holiday Disclosure Post #3 – Disclosure Norms in LD (Bob Overing)

Bob stakes out a spectrum of possible disclosure practices and defines three thematic divides to characterize the debates on disclosure. He defends a middle-ground approach to disclosure and clarifies exactly which practices that entails.

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