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Full Backfiles

Hey everyone! It’s been long overdue, but I’ve finally put up all the backfiles for download. I noticed that people were still coming here looking for information—and a lot of resolution topics get recycled so hopefully you’ll find these useful!     Dominate 2015 Axia Edition: Stoa (Jurisprudence, Community Standards) | NCFCA Dominate 2014: Stoa | NCFCA Dominate 2013: Stoa | NCFCA […]

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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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