I Never Debated in High School

Sometimes the most successful aren't "the experts"

I’ve been coaching debate since 1995. I’ve had literally thousands go through my programs and study my materials. I’m very proud of the champions who have succeeded under my coaching watch. But I have a secret to tell you: I never debated in high school.

I’m pictured in the center with Dr. Chris Leland (champion coach of CCU debate team) and Scott York (founding president of Stoa Debate League).

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.

The Cruz/Sanders Debate on Obamacare

Let's see more displays of what debaters call "value clash"

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.

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To see a 90-second summary of the debate, click here.

I will be with head coaches Vance Trefethen and Travis Herche for four days of extensive debate training. Students and coaches are welcome to join us in Monument, Colorado, on the gorgeous Ponderosa Event & Conference Center.

Date: July 12, 2017—July 15, 2017
Time: Starts at 1pm Wednesday, ends at Noon on Saturday
Event: Training Minds Camp
Sponsor: Training Minds Ministry
Venue: Ponderosa Ranch
Location: Larkspur, CO
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

The Ship That Turned in 2016

Recounting 2016 shift in publishing, and a promising 2017 to come

The close of this year is a reflective time for me because I feel I have completed the most successful year in my nearly 20 years of publishing. And if you’re into speech and debate, wait till you hear what I have planned for next year!

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How I Eventually Stumped for Trump

And a challenge to test your own understanding

“How can you support such a vile man?” is pretty much what my relatives and old friends have been asking me of my support for the Trump presidency. Early on, I was against Trump, but I eventually turned to cast my vote for him, support him, and even appreciate him. This post explains how I came to such conclusions.

Election Night at the Jeubs: My son, Joshua, and the media prediction that was wrong.

Election Night at the Jeubs: My son, Joshua, and the media prediction…that was totally wrong.

A Pathetic First Debate

What our debate club thought of the largest TV event in history

I attended our debate club last night in Castle Rock. Popcorn and soda livened up the evening. One of the coaches gave a short lesson on analyzing how the presidential candidates should be evaluated. If only they acted presidential.

Dr. Brody giving some pointers on how to assess the presidential candidates.

Dr. Brody giving some pointers on how to assess the presidential candidates.

How I’m Judging Tonight’s Debate

I'll be live-tweeting my thoughts, and this is how I'll judge the winner

I cannot wait till tonight’s debate! I’ll be live-tweeting it (follow me at Twitter.com/chrisjeub) and will declare a winner. If you know me well, you know I favor one candidate over the other. However, I have a way to declare a winner without bias. Let me explain how.

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I’m owner of Monument Publishing, bestselling company of policy debate curriculum, and I have a paradigm for judging tonight’s debate.

Debate Resolutions Coming Back

We're still talking about that case from 2009

The debater on the right, Josh Craddock, is a student at Harvard Law School who was published last week in Harvard’s Journal on Legislation. Guess what he used? The same case that brought him to NCFCA Nationals in 2009!

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Josh Craddock (right) with his partner, Zack, at the 2009 NCFCA National Tournament.