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9-12 Policy

US Global Leadership: Credibility and Commitments Destroyed — 9 new cards

A common generic negative argument this concerns the importance of arms sales to allied assurances and US credibility. This post contains 9 post-camp, recent cards that challenge the uniqueness of that narrative. US leadership has been gutted and it is not seen as a reliable partner Westad, September-October 2019, ODD ARNE WESTAD is Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and the author of The Cold War:

To Consult or Not to Consult: On the Theoretical Legitimacy of the Consultation Counterplan

Early files from various camps around the country indicate that the consultation counterplan will be a significant issue on this year’s high school debate topic. Fears that the topic could be too large have led some to consider that in order for the negative to keep up with country specific and weapon specific affirmatives, arguments like the consultation counterplan will be necessary for the negative. This essay will argue against

5 Proposed Policy Topics 2020-21

The final five topics going on the ballot for the 2020-2021 debate season are: Climate Change Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase market-based regulations requiring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Criminal Justice Reform Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing. Commercial Agriculture Resolved: The United States federal