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.
This post was the precursor to a much more comprehensive look at the role of values in this article. Often, I get asked, “What’s a better value than the one I have now?”, “What value are you using in your case?”, or “How do you beat this value? I can’t think of anything.” Ninety-five […]
Topicality debates can get boring, confusing, and un-fun in general. But they’re necessary. Here’s the foundation to winning topicality debates, with more topicality posts to follow. This is also very applicable to policy debate. There Can Be More Than One Valid Interpretation! There can be more than one interpretation of a sentence that is equally […]