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Michigan Arguments Michigan has released their camp argument start set. Disadvantages US-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (USMCA).   This disadvantage argues that the only way Congress could restrict an arms sale is to override a Presidential veto of a bill to restrict sales. There is evidence that a veto override will reduce Trump’s capital, making it difficult for USMCA to pass. Defense Industrial Base – This is the standard, “Arms Sales Key

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2019-10 LD Resolutions

Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. Bibliography Resolved: The United States ought to grant legal personhood to natural ecosystems. Bibliography & files Resolved: Japan ought to amend Article 9 of its constitution to allow for offensive military capabilities. Bibliography and files Resolved: The United States ought to legalize adult sex work. Files and argument list Resolved: The intergenerational accumulation of wealth is antithetical to democracy. Bibliography  Resolved: In the United States,

America is having an unprecedented debate over reparations, What comes next?

Vox, June 20, 2019: Recent months have touched off a renewed debate about what exactly is owed to the descendants of enslaved men and women after centuries of bondage and legalized discrimination. On Wednesday morning, that debate entered the halls of Congress as a small panel of academics, activists, and journalists, many of them the descendants of enslaved men and women, testified during a hearing on reparations. The hearing, conducted by the House

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Nation’s Top Student Speech And Debate Competitors Ascend On The ‘Big D’ For Big Discussions And Debates About Key Issues Impacting Our Country

DALLAS, May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Speech & Debate Tournament arrives in Dallas, Texas, the week of June 16 – 21, 2019. Top high school and middle school speech and debate competitors from around the country will argue topics that are important nationally, as well as globally, such as legal and illegal immigration, antitrust regulations on technology giants, and revolution and political oppression. With more than 10,000

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Learning to Lead through Debate

Miami Herald  With its mission to “cultivate leadership and critical thinking skills in Miami’s urban public school students,” the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League’s free summer program taught several dozen students about teamwork, cooperative learning, academic excellence, critical reflection and individual student growth. Available to middle- and high-school students, the camp’s goal is to “empower the participants to become confident, successful citizens, who are advocates for themselves and their community and

Ridge Forensics Team places at national competition

July 24, 2017 The Ridge High School Forensics Team, an interscholastic speech and debate team, was named a 2017 Debate School of Excellence at the National Speech & Debate Tournament held June 18 to 23 in Birmingham, Ala. The award is presented each year to the top 20 schools in total debate points at the national championship. This year, the team, led by coach David Yastremski, competed in the Lincoln-Douglas

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Gonzaga Debate Institute Draws Top High School Students Nationwide

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than 175 high school students nationwide are coming to Gonzaga University this summer for the Gonzaga Debate Institute. The Institute – directed by Glen Frappier, director of debate and senior lecturer at Gonzaga – offers high school students of all ages and experience levels lectures, workshops, practice debates, and research opportunities to prepare them for upcoming competition. Much of the students’ preparation will be directed at