Two coaches + 15 kids = road trip to Texas! I was the tournament photographer, too, for the NB500 Speech and Debate Tournament in New Braunfels. Check out my favorite photos…
My company launched a new contest this morning. We’re giving away hundreds in prizes to call on debaters to brief against our “Late-season Surprise” cases for NCFCA, Stoa and NSDA. Details are below, but see here for complete details.
Mixing “fake news” into your media intake is like watching a nasty debate round. To me—a teacher of debate and persuasion—it’s obvious what Fake News is, how it is used to manipulate you, and how it may be overcome.
Two images impacted me last night. The first was of the widow of William Ryan Owens, special operative who gave his life for his country last month in an unfortunate attack in Yemen. Carryn looking to heaven in tears is seared into my mind and heart:
I just returned from a speech tournament in Colorado Springs where I judged Extemporaneous Speaking. The hovering reality of “fake news,” I believe, has forever changed the event. Some are bemoaning this, but I believe the change is a good thing.
In case you missed the tit-for-tat last week about Sen. Warren’s attempt to impugn adversaries as racists, this video should explain its importance.
“We are becoming a country incapable of having debates anymore.” —Marco Rubio
Please share this…even watch it with your children.
Last night’s debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders was exactly the kind of entertainment America needs. We need more “Debate Nights” like this: value debates that unapologetically clash between the two conflicting worldviews of today’s politics.