How Do You “Value” Something?

How Do You “Value” Something?

Many (probably most) Lincoln Douglas resolutions recommend “valuing” one of two things over the other. And most LD debaters don’t elaborate on what this means, despite its centrality to the round. The few who do typically appeal to a somewhat vague...
LD from a TPer’s Perspective

LD from a TPer’s Perspective

Prior to the 2021-2022 competition season, I had four years of experience under my belt in TP.  Coming into this year, I didn’t plan to change that at all–I had always done TP, and I certainly didn’t have any plans to switch over to LD my senior year.  But...
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....