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January/February L-D Topic

Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.

Icon of Campus Free Speech -- Release #1 Campus Free Speech -- Release #1 -- Subscribers Only (1.1 MiB)

Starter Essay

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Spring UIL L-D Topic

Resolved: In matters of international trade, globalization ought to be valued above protectionism.

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Intro Essay

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Affirmative Essay

Negative Essay

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November L-D Topic

Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

Core File — Wave I

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Posts

Topic essay 

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Why reparations can’t solve structural racism.  All of the reasons as to why reparations can’t solve structure racism apply to any claim that limiting qualified immunity can solve structural racism.

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Fall UIL LD Topic

The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S presidential elections undermines democracy.

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Since undermining the two party system could undermine the electoral college, I have included links to these files —

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September-October LD topic announced!

Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power.

September 27 Update

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September 27 Climate Update

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September 22 Update

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Phase out counterplan solvency

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[Space nuclear power resources]

With 14% of the world’s energy being produced by nuclear power (20% in the US, 75% in France), good luck being Affirmative on this one, unless you want to claim that destroying the global economy is a good thing. I’m thinking the phase out/reduce counterplan may be impossible to beat.

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2016 Bibliography

We have a number of different files available to support your research efforts —

The 2016 updates contains 2016 evidence on arguments related to nuclear power as well as an large collection of cards on why SMRs are good

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The 2015 update contains some generally useful evidence on the merits of nuclear power

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The Nuclear Power Strategy Guide contains older evidence (2007-8 evidence) on nuclear power but is very comprehensive (nearly 500 pages) and has evidence on all aspects of the nuclear power debate.

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This nuclear disarmament file is useful because it if nuclear energy is banned either nuclear weapons would be banned with it or (at the very least) we would no longer be able to develop new nuclear weapons.

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These climate change files will help you in your debates related to an important argument in the nuclear power debate — climate change.  Some additional files are available in our share Drop Box folder ($199 Institution Subscribers)

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LD Topic List 2016 – 2017

Resolved: The United States ought to become party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Pro

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Introduction

Pro

Con

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Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

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Resolved: A just government ought to prioritize civil liberties over national security.

Related policy topic essay, ppt, video lecture, essays on aspects of the topic, linked files

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Resolved: The United States ought to end its provision of arms to foreign insurgents.

Resolved: The United States has a moral obligation to adopt a single payer health care system.

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Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.

Resolved: The United States government ought to curtail the Commander-in-Chief powers of the President.

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Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.

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Resolved: A just government ought to abolish intellectual property protections for genetic resources.

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Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.

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NCFL

In a just democracy, elections for public office should be solely financed through public funding.

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NSDA/NFL

Resolved: Immigration ought to be recognized as a human right.

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March/April L-D Resolution

Resolved: The United States ought to promote democracy in the Middle East.

Intro Essay

Affirmative Essay  Negative Essay

Current Bibliography  Previous Bibliography (small)

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Spring UIL LD Resolution

Resolved: In the United States, wealth inequality is detrimental to democratic ideals.

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January/February NSDA Resolution

Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.

Annotated bibliography

Intro essay

Affirmative Essay

Negative Essay

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November/December NSDA Resolution

Kritik Answers

Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice

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This file has some additional Negative evidence

Bibliography (free with registration)

Intro Essay (free with registration)

Affirmative Essay

Negative Essay

September/October NSDA Resolution

Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical choices.

Bibliography — Free with registration

Topic File —

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Intro Essay  Affirmative Essay  Negative Essay

In two of the three debates I judged at Yale, the Neg also read the Cap K and Politics.

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Fall Texas UIL Resolution

Resolved: When in conflict, an individual’s right of self-determination ought to be valued above public health concerns.

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Intro Essay  Affirmative Essay  Negative Essay

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Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice.

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Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.

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Resolved: The United States ought to adopt carbon pricing.

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Climate change essay

Resolved: In the United States, campaigns that support candidates for public office ought to be financed exclusively by public funds.

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Resolved: The privatization of civil services undermines democracy.

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For Profit Prisons  — Essay, Bibliography, Pro & Con Essays

Resolved: Democracies ought to incorporate provisions for legal secession into their national constitutions.

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Resolved: Corporations ought to value their responsibility to shareholders over the public interest when the two conflict.

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NSDA Nationals: ResolvedInaction in the face of injustice makes us morally culpable.

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NCFL Grand National Tournament: Resolved: When in conflict, international actions to counter terrorism ought to take priority over national interests

LD terrorism — PPT to follow along

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Essay

Defining Terrorism

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NSDA March/April Topic: Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.

Planet Debate file   Affirmative Essay   Intro Essay  Argument Map 

NSDA January/February Topic:

Resolved: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage.

Essays: Introduction   Affirmative  Negative  Rising Inequality in America   The Problem of Inequality in America 

The Extent of Poverty in America

Planet Debate File

NSDA November/December Topic:
Resolved: The “right to be forgotten” from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.

Planet Debate file

Essays: Intro, Affirmative, Negative, Law Review Bib

NSDA September/October 2014 Topic:
Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.

Essay

Planet Debate file

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NSDA Modest Novice September/October 2014 Topic:
Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

Essay

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UIL Fall L-D Topic: On balance, government restrictions on threatening speech are desirable.

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Essay

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