What does “ought” mean?

What does “ought” mean?

When I was debating in highschool one of the areas I tended to spend more time on than the average person was resolution analysis. I want to make sure my resolution analysis was airtight and that I could defend it in any debate round. In order to prepare to defend it,...
When in conflict?

When in conflict?

A few years ago the NCFCA had the resolution: “When in conflict, the government ought to value fair trade over free trade.” Now while there were certainly plenty of problems with this resolution, it had two very important phrases: “the government” and “when in...
How to Neg Case

How to Neg Case

I really really like charts and outlines, so when I was debating I would organize a lot of my note on the best ways to debate in charts or outlines. Recently I’ve been trying to go through all my notes and update them with all the new knowledge I’ve gained on how to...
What to Rebut

What to Rebut

A wise man once said: “when you have 3 minutes to address a 6 minute speech, you don’t have time for an opening quote.” This common, comical opener for the 2AR demonstrates the number 1 problem that most affirmatives have with the 2AR, it’s just too short....