Posts tagged with: John Scoggin

What Does It Mean To Vote on an RVI

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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Aff Won Only 29% of Loyola Elims

Debate stats takes a look at side bias and speaker point trends at this year’s Loyola Invitational.

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In Defense of Inclusion by John Scoggin and Bob Overing

John and Bob employ arguments for pragmatics and argumentative inclusion in response to Nebel and Branse.

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Ask the Panel: Adolescent Medical Choices

With the new topic out, we want to help you best prepare for the upcoming tournaments. Ask us your toughest questions!

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Debate for All – RVI

Concept Sometimes you’ll hear a suspicious-sounding word in Scrabble where you’re not quite sure if it’s a real word. You can initiate a “challenge,” which is more or less an accusation that your opponent has cheated by using a word […]

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Ask the Panel: Living Wage

We have a behemoth of an Ask the Panel for the Jan/Feb topic. Our panel includes Adam “the morals hutt” Bistagne, Monica “the K hutt” Amestoy, Salim “the fyo hutt” Damerdji, and surprise guest panelist John “the actual hutt” Scoggin. Topicality Dhruv […]

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Announcing: Free Briefs

Premier Debate is excited to announce free briefs for the September/October topic. Don’t forget to like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and check back here for updates!

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Rethinking the RVI by John Scoggin

We need some way to find a balance between the necessity of theory and its overabundance. Is theory as a reverse-voting-issue the answer?

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