2014-2015: Ocean Exploration & Development

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.

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2013-2014 Economic Engagement with Latin America Topic Resources

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.

 

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This is a compilation of the evidence produced at summer debate institutes nationwide. This site is maintained by the generous work of volunteers at the National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA.)

Casebook

This assembles the arguments read by hundreds of the nation’s best teams. Like Open Evidence, this site is maintained by the generous work of volunteers at the National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA.)  If you are looking for arguments run by college debate teams that list is maintained here by Aaron Hardy of Whitman College.

Paperless Debate

Hundreds of squads throughout the country now read their evidence off of their computers instead of printing. While challenging, this process saves thousands in travel and printing costs.

The first link is to PaperlessDebate.com, a website run by Aaron Hardy of Whitman College. The second links to Debate Synergy, a software suite designed by Alex Gulakov of the University of Texas-Austin.

**NOTE — Both links contain hyperlinks to evidence templates. For a basic description of why a paperless debate template is useful in preparing evidence efficiently, please see Naveen Ramachandrappa’s work here.

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