Topics – PF Jan ’16, LD Jan/Feb ’16

The first of each month is the announcement date for topics that change the following month, so the new PF topic for January, and the new LD topic for January/February have just been posted. (You can always find any announced topics at the NSDA (NFL) Current Topics page. For LD and PF there are also the topic possibilities that could show up later in the season.)

2016 January PF Topic Area: Russia
Resolved: On balance, economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to Western interests.

The post previous to this one is about updating the Dropbox-based Extemp Files. See that post for where to look for relevant sanctions articles.

2016 January/February LD Topic:
Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.

The Extemp Files don’t contain my Gun Issues folder; I’ll add that to Dropbox and post a link later.

Current topic recap:

Cross-Examination Policy Debate  2015-2016 Topic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.

2015 December PF Topic Area: Educational Testing
Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States.

2015 November/December LD Topic
Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice.


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