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Weekend Recap: 2017 Lexington, Harvard-Westlake, & Sunvitational

Lexington Finalist Interviews Nina Potischman (Hunter NP), Co-Champion Question: What did you find the hardest case to answer at this tournament? Nina Potischman: Probably Scarsdale’s constitutionality aff, which says that the neg burden is to prove that negating is consistent […]

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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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2017 Harvard-Westlake DebateLA Round Robin

Finalist Interviews Jack Wareham (Oakwood Secondary School – North Hollywood JW), Champion Question: Was there a particular round you debated at this tournament in which you really enjoyed the argument interaction/clash in? Jack Wareham: In my round against Raffi from […]

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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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