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What’s the Res - 3×11 - Nov/Dec PF Res Analysis - “The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.”

What’s the Res - 3×11 - Nov/Dec PF Res Analysis - “The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.”

November 16, 2020

Josh and Ethan provide resolution analysis and commentary on the Nov/Dec PF resolution - "The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use." They offer framing advice, contention suggestions, and more. Let us know what you think of the episode!

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What’s the Res - 3×10 -LD Nov/Dec: The United States ought to have a Federal jobs Guarantee with Dr. Mark Paul

What’s the Res - 3×10 -LD Nov/Dec: The United States ought to have a Federal jobs Guarantee with Dr. Mark Paul

November 10, 2020

Josh and Ethan interview Dr. Mark Paul, economist, professor at New College Florida, and author of several papers on a Federal Jobs Guarantee (including this one, which includes a specific policy proposal with costs worked out). Along the way, Dr. Paul explains the history behind the FJG and the Civil Rights Movement, the Keynesian economic framework the FJG operates within, and addresses the ways an FJG program would solve for economic disparities Enjoy! And let us know what you think!

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What’s the Res - 3X9 - Coolidge Resolution for 11/14 at Apex - Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: A Conversation with Tyler O’Neil

What’s the Res - 3X9 - Coolidge Resolution for 11/14 at Apex - Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: A Conversation with Tyler O’Neil

October 29, 2020

Josh interviews Tyler O'Neil, Senior Editor for PJMedia and a friend from Hillsdale College days, about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the affect this legislation has on social media, and the ways it has been interpreted over the past 24 years. This episode is intended to help students prepare for the 11/14 Coolidge Debate League at Luddy Schools tournament hosted by Thales Academy Apex JH/HS. See this website for all the details about this league and this specific tournament!

What’s the Res - 3×8 - “The United States Ought to Provide a Federal Jobs Guarantee”: Ethan and Josh on the Nov/Dec 2020 LD Resolution

What’s the Res - 3×8 - “The United States Ought to Provide a Federal Jobs Guarantee”: Ethan and Josh on the Nov/Dec 2020 LD Resolution

October 26, 2020

Ethan and Josh discuss resolution analysis, pragmatic and philosophical approaches to the resolution, and both traditional values and plan-based case strategies. This episode is their first one on the Nov/Dec LD resolution - Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee - be sure to check back next week for an expert interview with economist Dr. Mark Paul!

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What’S The Res - 3×7 - Debate Spaces: A Conversation with Matt Summers and Tessa Holzman about Middle School Debate, Access, and Community

What’S The Res - 3×7 - Debate Spaces: A Conversation with Matt Summers and Tessa Holzman about Middle School Debate, Access, and Community

October 14, 2020

Ethan and Josh interview Matt Summers and Tessa Holtzman about their non-profit, Debate Spaces. They discuss the story of Debate Spaces, the way that Matt and Tessa's international experiences led them to start the organization, and the ways that debate enables student participation in democracy and a unique kind of friendship. Matt and Tessa are both graduate students at Harvard University, and they close out the episode with advice for high school debaters. Enjoy! Check out their website - https://www.debatespaces.org/.

 

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What’s the Res - 3×6 - Increasing Access: A Conversation with Amisha Mody Mehta and Stefan Bauschard, co-directors of the NYC Urban Debate League

What’s the Res - 3×6 - Increasing Access: A Conversation with Amisha Mody Mehta and Stefan Bauschard, co-directors of the NYC Urban Debate League

October 6, 2020

Josh and Ethan interview the co-executive directors of the New York City Urban Debate League, Amisha Mody Mehta and Stefan Bauschard; they discuss Amisha and Stefan's debate stories, the work of the NYC UDL, the story behind the Classrooms.Cloud, and more! Check it out - and if you want to support the work of the NYC UDL, visit their website: https://debate.nyc/

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What’s the Res - 3×5 - Compulsory Voting in a Democracy: A Conversation with Dr. Jason Brennan

What’s the Res - 3×5 - Compulsory Voting in a Democracy: A Conversation with Dr. Jason Brennan

September 26, 2020

Ethan and Josh interview Georgetown University professor Dr. Jason Brennan on the topic of the Sept/Oct 2020 LD resolution, "In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory." They discuss Dr. Brennan's recent book "Compulsory Voting: For and Against," his research interests, and his view of a democracy. They discuss arguments heard at the Duke Invitational, and potential responses. Dr. Brennan offers an alternative to route to solve voting barriers, and concludes the episode with advice about choosing college. Enjoy! And let us know what you think!

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What’s the Res - 3×4 - Compulsory Voting in a Democracy - A Conversation with Dr. Coyle Neal (LD Sept/Oct)

What’s the Res - 3×4 - Compulsory Voting in a Democracy - A Conversation with Dr. Coyle Neal (LD Sept/Oct)

September 4, 2020

Ethan and Josh interview Dr. Coyle Neal of Southwest Baptist University; Dr. Neal is a political scientist who teaches on American institutions. They discuss the nature of democracy, arguments pro and con on the resolution "In a democracy. voting ought to be compulsory," and barriers to voting. Enjoy! Also - Dr. Neal is the host of the City of Man Podcast - be sure to check out his show!

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What’s the Res - 3×3 - “Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019″ - PF Sept/Oct 2020 Resolution Analysis

What’s the Res - 3×3 - “Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019″ - PF Sept/Oct 2020 Resolution Analysis

August 29, 2020

Josh and Ethan discuss the Sept/Oct 2020 PF resolution, "The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019." They discuss Bernie Sanders, some nuances of this bill, Pro arguments, Con arguments, and the general flaws in socialistic programs. They also discuss the free market, inelastic demand, and Adam Smith. Enjoy! And let us know what you think of the episode!

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What’s the Res - 3×2 - “Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory” - Varsity LD Sept/Oct 2020

What’s the Res - 3×2 - “Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory” - Varsity LD Sept/Oct 2020

August 18, 2020

Josh and Ethan discuss the first varsity LD resolution of the year: "In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory." They go over definitions, background on the resolution, and a series of Aff and Neg arguments. Enjoy! Let us know what you think of the episode:

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