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Time to Talk.

Dominate 2015 is out, we’ve released 6 editions’ worth of previous Dominate cases and articles to coaches, and the LD Collective is back. LD Collective We started this Facebook group as a way for Dominate readers to talk, but since HSD has fallen out of use, we’ve decided to open up the group to all debaters. Find out more here and join here. For […]

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Why Do We Use Values?

Values and criteria are the bread and butter, Virgin Mary and Saint Peter, 5th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, of value debate. The value and criterion, for many debaters, define what LD is. But how often do we take a step back to look at why value debate has these components? Not often enough.

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Guest Post: Conflict in the 2013-2014 NCFCA Resolution

“What is the duty of government?” is a question that LDers seem to not be able to get away from. For the past several years, NCFCA’s LD resolutions have targeted governmental actions, and this year is no different. The basic question of the resolution lies in understanding the different philosophies on the purpose and role of government: should the goal of protection outweigh the goal of allowing freedom and staying out of people’s lives, and if the two ever conflict, which should win out?

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This Fall, Challenge Yourself

Dominate Debate’s third year of providing NCFCA and Stoa debaters with the definitive Lincoln-Douglas resource brings back veteran writers and new talent alike. NCFCA authors this year are Joseph Laughon, Trevor Heise, and Jon Chi Lou; Stoa authors include Patrick Shipsey, Elena Trueba, and Blaire Bayliss. Announcements: This year’s fan-exclusive downloads are now available on our Facebook […]

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Why You Should Ditch Your Criterion

Having a criterion had always been a no-brainer for me. At the very first debate tournament I attended, I noticed that almost all the debaters there were using criteria. A coach I met at that tournament explained that criteria help to simplify your case, strengthen your logical links, and overall help your judge to understand […]

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Announcing Dominate LD 2012 – Stoa Edition

Two new top-notch authors are joining the Stoa Dominate crew for the 2012 season, once again pushing Dominate LD far ahead of competing sourcebooks in both depth of analysis and quality of argumentation. Patrick Shipsey, NCFCA policy debate champion, brings his intellect and wit to tackle the new Stoa resolution. Shipsey’s style has been described […]

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