Here at Debate Central, we aim to provide debaters with useful, topic-specific research they won’t find anywhere else. That’s why, each year, we commission a paper from an expert in the resolution’s area of controversy.

 

The 2015-2016 policy (CX) debate topic is “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.” These debates are certain to deal with difficult questions surrounding how the USFG should best balance the competing interests of privacy and civil liberties with national security and defense.  [..]

 
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 the policy topic, as well!
 


UPDATE: Now Available!- Our Public Forum Nationals Topic Guide and
Lincoln-Douglas Nationals Topic Guide!


 

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

 

 

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

 

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. [..]

 
nuclear power

 

Many of you are still searching for the perfect affirmative case to run on this year’s 2014-2015 policy debate topic, Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans. Today, we’re going to help you get prepped by sharing our FULL affirmative file for our nuclear power aff case. Download it now! [..]

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