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HISD Feature on HUDL and UH Debate

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate, HUDL. Comments Off on HISD Feature on HUDL and UH Debate

Very cool video & write up from the HISD about last week’s HUDL institute featuring a cameo from UH Senior policy debater Eric Lanning

“I’m passionate about debate, and I’m just really happy about the knowledge and skills I got from some of the best mentors in the country,” said Rachelle Spann, 12th grade camp participant. “HUDL is a phenomenal program. I would recommend it to anyone.”

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via HISD, Houston Urban Debate League Host Summer Debate Camp | News Blog.



Coming Attractions

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate. Comments Off on Coming Attractions

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The Real Risks – By David Rothkopf | Foreign Policy

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in College Debate, Debate Competition, Debate Topics. Comments Off on The Real Risks – By David Rothkopf | Foreign Policy

Interesting piece on Foreign Policy about Risk that has a lot of potential for thinking about this year’s debate topic.

The Real Risks – By David Rothkopf

With each passing day, it becomes even clearer that despite what appears to be a very serious current terrorist threat, the greatest risks facing America come from our own misplaced priorities and mistaken assumptions.

As recently as late last week, I spoke with a very senior administration official — one of the White House’s best and brightest — who forcefully described the significance of America’s successful destruction of “core” al Qaeda. White House spokesman Jay Carney reiterated this point in comments to the press on Monday. But two errors in that assessment have now become abundantly apparent. The first is obvious given that the current alert is reportedly due in part to communications between a still-active … Read More »


Policy Debate @ the HUDL!

Posted on August 7th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, High School Debate, HUDL. Comments Off on Policy Debate @ the HUDL!



Latin America Topic News

Posted on August 6th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate, Research. Comments Off on Latin America Topic News

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View from the HUDL Institute

Posted on August 1st, by Sarah Spring in High School Debate. Comments Off on View from the HUDL Institute

HUDL Summer Institute

Posted on July 26th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Competition, Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate. Comments Off on HUDL Summer Institute

We’re getting excited and ready for the Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL) Summer workshop coming up next week (7/29-8/2)!

Check out some of the resources we’ve put together for the institute:

 

 

Learning Tools –

Memrise Course – Available Here

Evidence –
Mexico Ports of Entry Aff – Improves infrastructure at US-Mexico border ports, advantage: Economy
Mexico Ports of Entry Neg – Answers aff, includes maquiladora turn
China Disadvantage – China is increasing their economic influence with Mexico, US engagement crowds them out, Destroys the Chinese Economy, War

Advanced Evidence-
Relations Advantage Aff/Neg – An additional advantage for the ports aff

States Counterplan – The 50 states (or perhaps the border states) improve border infrastructure, which actually has some evidentiary support.

Topicality – Economic Engagement isn’t Commerical Engagement, the plan is just facilitating Commerce
Trade Promotion Authority Politics Disad – Politics disadvantage at its best. Obama needs political capital to get trade promotion authority (“fast-track”) that’s key to the WTO. … Read More »



2013-2014 Topic

Posted on July 19th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Topics, Team Information. Comments Off on 2013-2014 Topic

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase statutory and/or judicial restrictions on the war powers authority of the President of the United States in one or more of the following areas: targeted killing; indefinite detention; offensive cyber operations; or introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.


Presidential Powers Resolutions – What do you think?

Posted on July 15th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Topics. Comments Off on Presidential Powers Resolutions – What do you think?

Survey here


Camp Evidence Gathered | GSQ @ MGW

Posted on July 8th, by Sarah Spring in Debate Pedagogy, Debate Topics, High School Debate. Comments Off on Camp Evidence Gathered | GSQ @ MGW

Camp Evidence Gathered | GSQ @ MGW.

 Cal National Debate Institute:
Affs
(Lots of other stuff here too) – including “goat cans”

 Cuba – End Embargo, Leadership Adv
Mexico Energy – Renewables, China
Venezuela – Russia, Latin American Instability, Relations (China Crowd out)

Emory National Debate Institute
Affs

Cuba – Both pre-camp and post-camp (much like the term “pre-fiat“)

 UTNIF
 Affs – All zipped here.

Cuba – End Embargo
Mexico – Oil (Transboundary Agreement)

Northwestern Debate institute
Aff – (pre-camp)

Cuba – All impacts (China, Relations, Russia, Drugs, Aliens)

Michigan

Evidence from the MNDI/Classic/7-weeks it not available on the new-fangled “internets”

Affs –
Border Infrastructure Mexico

Text: The United States federal government should substantially increase its United States – Mexico North American Development Bank border transportation infrastructure investment

Text: The United States federal government should substantially increase its investment in United States – Mexico North American Development Bank transportation infrastructure projects

Text: The United States federal government should substantially increase its border transportation infrastructure projects with Mexico

Test: The United States federal government should substantially increase aid to funding … Read More »





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