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Should the US buy Greenland?

Should the US buy Greenland?

Background Trump is thinking of buying a giant socialist island (2019). President Donald Trump is interested in buying Greenland, The Wall Street Journal reports. “In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland,” the paper says. And while one source speculated to the Journal that the president might be making a kind of joke—“Since Mr. Trump hadn’t floated the idea at a campaign

Gun Control — Should Assault Weapons Be Banned?

Yes Stop the slaughter of our children with these weapons of war (2019). I spent my entire professional life taking up arms in defense of our country, serving in wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan, and ending my service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan I saw how our ground forces and special forces sought to improve the precision and lethality of

Will India and Pakistan go to war?

General India and Pakistan: Two nations always on the brink of war 20 years later, India-Pakistan remain tense over Kashmir Here’s what it’s like on the border between India and Pakistan  Yes How India plans to win a war against China or Pakistan No What happened 20 years ago over Kargil and why it’s unlikely to happen again (2019) Pakistan cannot fight a full-fledged war against India (2019) A major

Two African American High School Boys Make History At Harvard Debate

Full article at Black Enterprise Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at Harvard University’s annual international debate tournament—making history after achieving an unprecedented, undefeated record, according to a press release on the matter. Seniors DJ Roman of North Atlanta High School and Keith Harris of Westlake High School clinched the win for their debate team in the championship round. The pair,

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2019-20 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,

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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