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...
How to Interpret Your Speaker Points

How to Interpret Your Speaker Points

“Speaker points” is an appropriate but potentially misleading label for the individual scores debaters receive on their ballots. One widespread misconception (especially among LD debaters) is that the “speaker” in “speaker points” refers to the quality of a...
Ethos Voting Guide: 2019-2020 NCFCA LD Resolutions

Ethos Voting Guide: 2019-2020 NCFCA LD Resolutions

It’s that time of year again…voting is open to determine NCFCA’s 2019-2020 debate resolution! Before you cast your ballot, read up on what Josh Hu and Joel Erickson have to say about the LD options. A. Resolved: Individuals have a right to health-care. Josh This...