Burden of Proof: What It Really Means

Burden of Proof: What It Really Means

Burdens.  Love them or hate them, you can’t escape them.  Whether it’s a Negative team arguing you don’t have enough evidence or an Affirmative team arguing that the resolution only requires one successful application, debate of all forms is filled with arguments...
Evidence the Right Way

Evidence the Right Way

In early 2003, the US was convinced it had to do something about the Iraqi nuclear threat. Secretary of State Colin Powell stood in front of the United Nations Security Council, outlined the proof of Iraq’s supposed nuclear program, and urged the world leaders...

Research Efficiency 101

A lot of people wonder how Ethos briefs could possibly be so long. Do we have lives? Are we just research zombies? Are we, possibly, robots? While all these are very plausible theories (and while I have considered the last one for *certain* members of our staff :P),...