3 Ways to Win Your Definition Debate

3 Ways to Win Your Definition Debate

Preemptive warfare. Nationalism. Globalism. The United States. Transportation policy. If you’re debating in NCFCA or Stoa this year, your resolution is centered on one of these terms. This season, I’ve seen students lose rounds on each one of these terms...
Revisiting Nuclear War, Part Two

Revisiting Nuclear War, Part Two

Nuclear war usually appears in debate rounds about as often as Hitler: with absurd frequency. In this post, Harrison finishes discussing another technique for responding to nuclear disadvantages. Read part one here.  The arguments are generally wrong/invalid This...
Parli Pro Tip: The Use of Studies

Parli Pro Tip: The Use of Studies

There are a lot of things you shouldn’t do in Parli.  Point of Ordering an opponent nineteen times is one.  Counterplanning to build the Death Star is another.  And so is running burdens for a metaphor resolution based on a Taylor Swift song. People I know have...
Alt-Actor Counterplans: Part 2

Alt-Actor Counterplans: Part 2

This post is a continuation of last week’s discussion on Alternate Actor Counterplans. Read Part 1 here. You can also find differing views on Counterplan theory here. Why not just “no fiating the object”? Ethos has explained the “object fiat” concept in more...