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.
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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 »
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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
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
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 »
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.
Camp Evidence Gathered | GSQ @ MGW.
Cal National Debate Institute:
(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
Cuba – Both pre-camp and post-camp (much like the term “pre-fiat“)
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)
Evidence from the MNDI/Classic/7-weeks it not available on the new-fangled “internets”
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 »