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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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Holiday Disclosure Post #2 – Reply to Kymn (Bob Overing)

Bob’s second post in response to Chris Kymn on disclosure theory applies the framework from Section 1 to out-of-round theory, forwards five reasons why theory is a superior option for this kind of unfairness, and analogizes out-of-round behavior causing in-round unfairness to the use of PEDs in sporting events.

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Holiday Disclosure Post #1 – Reply to Kymn (Bob Overing)

Bob’s first post in response to Chris Kymn on disclosure summarizes previous arguments about the nature of fairness and theory debates, setting up the framework for the next post.

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Premier Debate Institute 2017 Open For Registration

Session 1: Los Angeles: June 25 (Sunday) – July 15 (Saturday) Session 2: Washington, DC: July 16 (Sunday) – August 5 (Saturday) More information and registration here: http://www.premierdebate.com/

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On Enthymemes and Tabula Rasa (Bob Overing)

Bob introduces the idea of enthymemes, suggesting that they pose difficult problems for tabula rasa judges. The question is not if judges must intervene, but how and when?

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2016 Strake Jesuit Tournament

Finalist Interviews Muhammad Khattak (Lake Highland Prep MK), Champion Question: What was your favorite position that you read at this tournament? Muhammad Khattak: I really enjoyed the different philosophic positions I tried to read and leveraging them against the different critical affs/negs […]

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Rankings — Week 12

Premier Debate’s ADP and ELO rankings for Week 1! Congrats!

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September-October Briefs Out!

The brief for the September-October topic, “Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power,” are out! Thank you to Jonas Le Barillec, Varun Paranjpe, Jong Hak Won, and Derek Zhang for their research and card-cutting contributions! Remember, SUBSCRIBE to Premier to receive the […]

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When Theory is Drop the Argument, But There’s No Argument to Drop

In this edition of The Meta, Bob rehearses some common arguments for disclosure in more depth by imagining the same debate in a world with disclosure and a world without it. He then moves on to tackle Martin Sigalow’s recent blog post in opposition to disclosure.

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Unbroken Case Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who sent in submissions to our unbroken case contest! There is no prize, only glory. And now we have the winners! Premier Debate co-Director John Scoggin is the sole judge. It was difficult to pick between so many […]

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