The Extemp Files were just updated, through this afternoon (Thursday). This includes the Elections folder.
There is a new folder in the Extemp Files – Supreme Court – for the uproar over replacing (or not) Scalia. Only the February articles are included; the bulk of them are from within the last week. I don’t know if anyone will encounter SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States) questions, but I’d prefer for everyone to be prepared, just in case.
The Gun Issues folder was just updated, too. More material on the next LD topic (democracy in the Middle East) will be posted shortly.
Extemp Files instructions repost: The link takes you to a Dropbox folder; if a pop-over window saying something about setting up an account or logging in comes up, just close it.
The files are serious overkill – about 19,000 articles right now. There should be a way to copy or download individual articles when you find the ones you want in your files – try right-clicking the specific PDF file/article and selecting the ‘save link as’ option.
The four-digit numbers at the beginning of most of the file names (and the names of the sub-folders) are simply mm/yy codes so that you can tell how recent the article is at a glance.
Please don’t download the whole thing; it trips up my Dropbox limits and bad things happen that shut down access for others. If you need a full copy, let me know (see the About link for an email address) and I’ll make arrangements to get you a copy or share the folder (so that you get the updates as soon as I post them). Students who want to share the folder will need to have an OK from their coach – I don’t want to step on the toes of any coaches who prefer other methods of team research. (Several coaches already share the folder, if you’re a coach and are interested.)