The Stock Issues, Revisited

The Stock Issues, Revisited

In mid-2017, I wrote an article describing what the stock issues are and why they are useful. I still recommend that article for a basic introduction into the stock issues, but since then, I have updated my views on the framework. This article presents a newer and...
Exposing Extra Topicality

Exposing Extra Topicality

“Resolved: ‘This house should eat ice cream tonight.’” The government team launches into a well detailed and superbly structured PMC about the policy resolution. They detail how ice cream is tasty and how much they enjoy ice cream. They read conclusion after...
Start with Why

Start with Why

In both debate circles and the “real-world”, it’s a shame that bad arguments prevail. But it’s not the blatantly false arguments which remain; rather, it’s the appealing and seemingly simple points which misguide listeners and debaters alike. These arguments become...

Stoa Topicality, Reader’s Digest Style

The Stoa Resolution (The USFG should substantially reform its foreign military polices or foreign military presence) Is an extremely broad resolution. Let me say that again. The Stoa Resolution (The USFG should substantially reform its foreign military polices and/or...