The National Speech and Debate Association has released the resolutions debaters nationwide will be using this summer at the 2015 National Tournament, held in June in Dallas, Texas.

 

nationals 2015 topics

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If you are having trouble viewing the image, the resolutions are:
 
Public Forum- Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.
 
Lincoln-Douglas- Resolved: Inaction in the face of injustice makes individuals morally culpable.
 
Cross-Examination/Policy- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.

 
 
Debate Central will be releasing our topic guides for the new PF and LD resolutions within the next few days, so be sure to check back! CXers, don’t forget to check out our many resources for your topic, as well!

 

What do you think of these topics? Are you excited to debate them? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

With the season drawing to a close and the stress of various national tournaments bearing down on debaters across the country, we here at Debate Central wanted to lighten the mood a bit. So, we have consulted hundreds of current and former debaters, and asked for their goofiest, most “extreme” debate tips.

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Debate Central was recently made aware of an opportunity for high school and college debaters to win prizes while honing their debate skills! [..]

 

Public Forum debaters, get those all-important April cases ready with our free guide to the topic, “Resolved: Committing United States ground combat troops to fight ISIL is in the best interest of the United States.” This breakdown features all of the strategy tips and free evidence you need to get a jump-start on winning your April debates, including strategic advice for both the pro and con. Get ready to rock this resolution. [..]

 

Debate camp is a fantastic opportunity for all debaters, regardless of skill level, argumentative style, or event. No matter how you debate, there is a camp out there for you. Camps give you the chance to  learn from a different coaching staff, begin work on the new topic(s), and have a ton of fun.

 

Investing the time over the summer to grow as a debater can pay off enormously in the next season, and we believe that opportunity should be available to everybody, regardless of financial means. That’s why we have prepared this list of summer debate institutes which offer low-cost tuition (in comparison to the average), scholarship opportunities, or both! With camps for every event at nearly every price point, you’re sure to find something that works for you. [..]

 

Public Forum debaters, beef up your March cases with our free guide to the topic, “Resolved: In the United States, students should be guaranteed two years of free tuition to a community or technical college.” This breakdown features all of the strategy tips and free evidence you need to build awesome strategies for the pro and con. Make the most of this resolution! [..]

 

Get ready for those important March/April debate tournaments with our free topic guide! This guide offers a thorough introduction to the current Lincoln-Douglas debate topic, “Resolved: A Just Government Ought to Require Employers to Pay a Living Wage.” Our breakdown includes free evidence, debate strategy tips, and more for both sides! [..]

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