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    I think that, when theoretically done right, LD and "values" debate should be a lot harder than what most people assume it to be, since ethics philosophy is much more complicated and less accessible than typical policy arguments are. In spite of this, LD is widely considered to be the less involved debate format, and this is probably why the quality of actual ethics arguments is lower and the reliance on policy-esque arguments comes about. I'm not saying that mastery of ethics debate in LD isn't possible, obviously; it's just less realistic to expect that a novice debater is going to be able to understand Kantian morality as easily as why a nuclear war might outweigh biodiversity loss.
  2. Nebraska's electoral vote is split: McCain 4, Obama 1 http://nfibelection2008.illumen.org/newsArticle.jsf?documentId=2c9e4f691d7ae76b011d7b446fc30043
  3. a ridiculous amount of representing, brought to you by Nebraska debate
  4. according to debateresults, harvard won finals on a 3-0. that video is probably referencing ceda nationals.
  5. that makes sense, though i still think novices have more to prepare for this year in terms of argument diversity coming from the aff. personally, i'm not much in favor of novice limits anyway, so i should probably make clear that i think it's more of a good thing that not. i was only wondering if you had considered that. it also just occurred to me that i'm probably wrong when i say that brownfields is blatantly fx, since "incentives" is the subject of the resolution and not "alternative energy." i only brought it up because i had thought wike had specifically picked coal to liquid as the token non-topical novice case for this year.
  6. on a resolution with two variables (alternative energy and incentives), how exactly are these limits going to pare down the selection to just four cases? for example, there are multiple incentives that the affirmative could use as a solvency mechanism to increase the production of cellulosic ethanol. i'm not really sure how the research burden is as effectively lifted from the novices this year. also, how are brownfields not very effectually topical?
  7. We should do roll call for next year's circuit. I can't guarantee that Lincoln High will have any varsity debaters, unfortunately, as our novices from last year are a little bit flaky. My best estimate is that we'll have one team to start the year, with a hope for two and a possibility of none. We have a debate class during school hours this year, though, which means we'll have a larger crop of novices than before. How's it looking for everyone else?
  8. evidence can be useful for impacting a lot of theory debates, especially when it comes to arguments concerning education and real-world context. these are some articles that are commonly cut for framework debate: shively, ruth lessl. "political theory and the postmodern politics of ambiguity," political theory and partisan politics (2000), pp. 173-190. ignatieff, michael. "lesser evils," the new york times (may 2nd, 2004), http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/magazine/02TERROR.html?ex=1217217600&en=4bac4bd4f1aa0144&ei=5070. preston, thomas c. "no-topic debating in parliamentary debate: student and critic reactions," (2003), http://cas.bethel.edu/dept/comm/npda/journal/vol9no5.pdf. sometimes there are articles published in the rostrum about debate and specific topics that could be potential theory evidence, you could try keeping up with that or combing through the archives on debate.uvm.edu.
  9. This is Andy from Lincoln High, by the way.
  10. no, because the joker probably would've rigged the triggers to blow up their own respective boats.
  11. it wasn't as good as batman and robin. then again, nothing ever is.
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