Alt-Actor Counterplans: Part 2

Alt-Actor Counterplans: Part 2

This post is a continuation of last week’s discussion on Alternate Actor Counterplans. Read Part 1 here. You can also find differing views on Counterplan theory here. Why not just “no fiating the object”? Ethos has explained the “object fiat” concept in more...
Funding Need Not be “Topical”

Funding Need Not be “Topical”

Disclaimer: There are no rules in debate strategy, so our answer here is completely debateable. What follows is an argument as to WHY a certain theory is correct. Question from a Debater: “At the past few tournaments, people have run topicality (impacted to a...

Mastering the Fundamentals

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” ~ Larry Bird As a high school student, Larry Bird practiced free throws constantly. He practiced in his driveway...

Fiating the Supreme Court: An Argument Against

FIAT comes from the resolution, right? Right. This post is not about everything FIAT, just about the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is part of the Federal Government and the policy resolution says “Federal Government.” Here are three reasons you could...