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CEDA News / 2019-20 College Policy Resolution - International Space Cooperation
« Last post by Dinger on July 19, 2019, 12:59:16 PM »
The following is the 2019-20 college policy debate resolution:

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with the People’s Republic of China and/or the Russian Federation in one or more of the following areas:
•   arms control of space weapons;
•   exchange and management of space situational awareness information;
•   joint human spaceflight for deep space exploration;
•   planetary defense;
•   space traffic management;
•   space-based solar power.

Resolution 3 won the vote. Both the Awards and the Novice Amendment passed.

See the voting totals and schools voting via the link below.

http://www.cedadebate.org/summer-ballot-results
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CEDA News / Re: Summer Ballot is Available - Due by July 17 @11:59pm CST
« Last post by Dinger on July 17, 2019, 12:09:30 PM »
The summer ballot is due TODAY by 11:59pm CST! Don't forget to vote!

The results will be announced on Friday, July 19.
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CEDA News / Re: Summer Ballot is Available - Due by July 17 @11:59pm CST
« Last post by Dinger on July 16, 2019, 11:40:31 AM »
Reminder: Resolution ballot is due TOMORROW - Wednesday, 7/17 by 11:59pm CT.

The results will be announced on Friday, 7/19.
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CEDA News / Re: Summer Ballot is Available - Due by July 17 @11:59pm CST
« Last post by Dinger on July 15, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
Reminder: the summer ballot is due it two days on Wednesday, 7/17 by 11:59pm CT.

The results will be announced on Friday, 7/19.
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Open Topic -- Any issue / Re: The second affirmative rebuttal
« Last post by CouldaBeenaContenda on July 14, 2019, 10:38:21 AM »
It is the final speech given by the affirmative in a policy debate. ... They will never go to the other flows...

That's why lying works better in the 2AR than in any other speech.  ;)
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CEDA News / Re: Summer Ballot is Available - Due by July 17 @11:59pm CST
« Last post by Dinger on July 10, 2019, 12:52:10 PM »
Reminder: Ballot is due in one week - 7/17

Results will be announced on 7/19
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Open Topic -- Any issue / Re: The second affirmative rebuttal
« Last post by Ermo on July 02, 2019, 10:51:01 AM »
The community's long nightmare is over. Thank you!
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Open Topic -- Any issue / The second affirmative rebuttal
« Last post by kevinball on July 02, 2019, 05:26:38 AM »
It is the final speech given by the affirmative in a policy debate. This speech answers the arguments made by the second negative rebuttal. They will never go to the other flows if they proved the negative team has made an absolute blunder. There are many confusions that people have regarding the 2AR. The 2AR cannot make new arguments that were not in the 1AR and never present new information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. However, the team will often refer to the shreds of evidence read earlier in the round when the affirmative has a desire to do the judge to read it after the round.

I got a question regarding the second affirmative rebuttal while registering, and thus, I have tried to make it clear.
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CEDA News / Summer Ballot is Available - Due by July 17 @11:59pm CST
« Last post by Dinger on July 01, 2019, 12:31:46 PM »
The summer ballot is out and voting is open for the resolution and two amendments. The ballot deadline is Wednesday, July 17 at 11:59pm CST. The results will be announced on Friday, July 19.

You can access the ballot here: http://www.cedadebate.org/2019-resolution-amendments-ballot

There are two amendments. They were put on the ballot via different means and, thus, require a different percentage of the vote to pass:
1.   Awards – Requires three-fourths of vote to pass
2.   Novice Eligibility – Requires two-thirds of vote to pass
The text and rationale for the amendments are attached or you can access them here: http://www.cedadebate.org/passed_amendments

The resolutions on the ballot are below. There are two *minor* changes from previous ones released:
1.   Resolution 3 – The order of the terms “space traffic management” and space-based solar” was switched in the list.
2.   Resolution 5 – The first comma was removed.

Resolution options on the ballot:

1.  The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with the People’s Republic of China.

2. The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with either the People’s Republic of China or the Russian Federation.

3.  The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with the People’s Republic of China and/or the Russian Federation in one or more of the following areas:
•   arms control of space weapons;
•   exchange and management of space situational awareness information;
•   joint human spaceflight for deep space exploration;
•   planetary defense;
•   space traffic management;
•   space-based solar power.

4.  The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, and/or the Russian Federation in the area of global space governance.

5. The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with at least the People’s Republic of China and/or the Russian Federation, in the area of global space governance of one or more of the following:
•   arms control of space weapons;
•   exchange of space situational awareness information;
•   exploration and use of space resources;
•   planetary defense;
•   space traffic management.

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Open Topic -- Any issue / University of Wyoming Online JV/Novice Tournament
« Last post by Matt Liu on June 28, 2019, 11:50:30 AM »
The University of Wyoming will host an online JV/novice tournament October 25th-27th 2019. This tournament is a pilot project for exploring ways to supplement the JV/novice schedule in the Mountain West, but I hope you’ll consider sending teams no matter where you’re located. Six prelims and an appropriate number of elimination rounds. Our tournament will exactly mirror the schedule of a traditional tournament, except debaters will look at and speak to the judge and their opponents through a webcam.

Here's the elevator pitch: no plane tickets, no hotel expenses, no rental cars. Trophies, however, will be real and will be shipped to their winners. The tournament is sanctioned by CEDA. Most important: rounds and experience for your debaters that doesn't trade-off with other tournaments.

We don't want digital to replace the face-to-face benefits of travel, and don't think it ever could or would-- but it might be a good supplement for those with geographic or financial barriers to travel. In fact, we’ve had both several schools that don’t usually travel JV/novice debaters and several schools that previously left policy for alternative formats express interest. The novice division will use the ADA packet- that’s been essential to our pitch of lowering entry barriers to schools that left policy for NFA-LD and parli.

Digital also offers some unique benefits: because it's so much easier to drop in for one or two rounds when you don't have to give up your entire weekend flying across the country, I'm optimistic about creating a judging pool full of folks that will give amazing feedback for novice and JV debate. This same advantage means a whole new way to connect with alumni.

Given that this is a relatively new phenomenon for CPD, for those who are curious a longer rationale and response to potential concerns is included in the invite.

Feel free to add a TBD slot on tabroom if you think your team will attend!
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