Debate Metaphors We Live By

Debate Metaphors We Live By

Words matter. The way we describe things shapes the way we view them. As a debater, this is fairly obvious. Debate is based on the idea that words matter. But have you considered what words we — as a society, not just as debaters — use to describe intellectual...
Topic Analysis: NCFCA LD Resolution 2018-19

Topic Analysis: NCFCA LD Resolution 2018-19

The NCFCA LD resolution for the 2018-2019 season has been announced: Resolved: When in conflict, governments should value fair trade above free trade. Since it’s useless to cry over spilled milk, I’ll ignore that this is a very very very bad (policy) resolution....
Why Debate is the Best

Why Debate is the Best

The debate season is winding down. You probably have only one or two tournaments left. As such, now is a good time for retrospection. Perhaps you barely missed your seasonal goals, or perhaps you met or exceeded them. Maybe you are pleased and happy with yourself, or...