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! [..]
Frequent Debate Central readers understand the importance of carrying solid, up-to-date impact files. That’s why we want to help you get a jump on a topic policy debaters will likely be debating a lot this season: climate change. Today, we’re sharing two full files for debating global warming from either side! [..]
Here at Debate Central, we’re committed to bringing you top-quality debate resources that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why we have commissioned a special paper by a leading environmental economist on the 2014-2014 policy/CX debate topic: “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.” This paper takes a look at the relationship between economic theory and the resolution, in order to provide you with brand new evidence that is completely topic-specific!
This year’s expert is Dr. Michael D. Stroup, a professor of economics at Stephen F. Austin State University and noted research expert on the intersection between economics and environmental quality. Find it below the fold! [..]
With NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association, formerly National Forensics League/NFL) Nationals coming up next week, Debate Central wants to help you be as prepared as possible. We interviewed a number of debaters who have done well at Nationals in years past, and today we’re sharing their best tips for success. [..]
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Last week, we brought you our pro guide to the 2014 Nationals Public Forum topic, “Resolved: NATO should strengthen its relationship with Ukraine in order to deter further Russian aggression.” Today, we’re releasing our con guide. It contains an introduction to the resolution, discussion of key terms, plenty of strategic advice, and all of the free evidence you need to get starting building a top-notch negative case. Find it below the fold. [..]