Debate Commentary

The Future of NSD Update Videos

In celebration of our 25,000th video load last Monday, we are re-releasing four of our landmark rounds. We are also announcing plans for the immediate future that will give you the best viewership experience possible. Beginning this week, NSD Update will be launching a series of 13 videos from last …

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NSD Update Topic Analysis for Nov/Dec 2011: People in Need

by Alex Kramer Introduction In a 2006 article, the philosopher Peter Singer posited the following three examples in an attempt to illustrate the nuances intrinsic in the philosophical explorations of the obligation to provide for others. For each [of the following], fill in the blank space with “obligatory,” “permissible,” or …

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Competing Interps and the RVI

by Daniel Moerner Before judging Octas at Valley, a debater asked the panel the following question: “Do you believe that competing interps implies an RVI?” To my surprise, the rest of the panel said yes. I think the rest of the panel was deeply confused about theory debates. It is …

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Yale Finals 2011: Tom Cameron v Josh Feinzig (Video)

We will be releasing more rounds over the coming weeks, so make sure to check back frequently. Follow us on Twitter @LDDebateVideos for updates. Today’s featured round is the following: Tom Cameron of Loyola Blakefield (MD) affirms against Josh Feinzig of Stoneman Douglas (FL) in finals of the 2011 Yale …

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