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Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost

Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost

From Politicker Last night, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his son, Dante, met up with President Barack Obama, who proceeded to offer some prize advice to the 16-year-old. “It was inspiring for Dante–to say the least–to meet the president and to hear his encouragement. They talked about Dante’s role on his debate team,” gushed a proud Mr. de Blasio this afternoon. “The president was very encouraging of him,” he added. “And

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Georgia Tech Student’s Famous Rant Copied from High School Debate Coach

Georgia Tech Student’s Famous Rant Copied from High School Debate Coach http://www.businessinsider.com/awesome-convocation-speech-ripped-off-2013-8 A Georgia Tech student’s epic convocation speech to incoming freshmen was taken from his high school debate coach, according to Gawker. The Georgia Tech speech went viral this week, racking up more than a million views and making a celebrity out of sophomore Nick Selby. As Gawker reports, Selby’s speech is a pretty close copy of a 2008 speech from

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New Formats, Old Wars, the Value of Debate

From Progymnasmata. You can read the full article there What I mean is that policy debate, the way it was practiced in 1993 was very different than 2013. Almost different enough to call it a different format. Likewise, if you go back to 1973 you would find those debaters to be more like Worlds debaters in style and argument structure than contemporary policy debaters. The same is true for the