My take on the Stoa Spring Vote 2015 – Part 4 – TP resolutions

So, the Stoa 2015 Spring Vote items are out, and you’re wondering what you should vote for. Here is a brief analysis of each item on the ballot this May. We last looked at the four proposed LD resolutions. Let’s now briefly go over the three proposed TP resolutions.

I am not a team policy debater, so I’m only going to compile the sentiments I’ve heard expressed in social media, etc.

Team Policy Debate Resolutions – Stoa Speech and Debate

Dear Team Policy Debaters, 1. The United States federal government should substantially increase its engagement toward the People’s Republic of China. 2. Resolved: That the United States federal government should substantially change its policy toward one or more private or federal retirement programs in the United States.

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My take on the Stoa Spring Vote 2015 – Part 3 – LD resolutions

So, the Stoa 2015 Spring Vote items are out, and you’re wondering what you should vote for. Here is a brief analysis of each item on the ballot this May. We last looked at OI vs. Storytelling. Let’s take a look at the four proposed LD resolutions. Look for a discussion about the TP resolutions later on.

Lincoln Douglas Value Debate Resolutions – Stoa Speech and Debate

Vote: For Two of the Resolutions Developing countries ought to prioritize economic growth over environmental protection. 4. Resolved: The use of economic sanctions to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals is moral. The key to this resolution is the word moral. The word goals implies a level of pragmatism, so is this a directly pragmatic question?

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My take on the Stoa Spring Vote 2015 – Part 2 – Speech events

So, the Stoa 2015 Spring Vote items are out, and you’re wondering what you should vote for. Here is a brief analysis of each item on the ballot this May. We last looked at the wildcard candidates. Let’s take a look at the vote on whether to replace Open Interp with Storytelling. Look for a discussion about the LD resolutions later on.

Speech Event Option – Stoa Speech and Debate

Storytelling is a highly valuable skill and event for a number of reasons including encouraging competitors to improve their ability to craft pertinent, relatable and engaging tales. Stories and narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and instilling moral values.

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My take on the Stoa Spring Vote 2015 – Part 1 – Wildcard

So, the Stoa 2015 Spring Vote items are out, and you’re wondering what you should vote for. Here is a brief analysis of each item on the ballot this May, starting now with the next wildcard. Look for a discussion about Open Interp vs. Storytelling later on.

Wildcard – Stoa Speech and Debate

Description : A monologue is a memorized speech from a single character. The competitor interprets a monologue from a single published source. No original material for the monologue selection is allowed. A portion of the presentation may include a brief analysis, background, and context of the monologue.

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