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The war on standards
comes to college debate

Powerline, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:Judy W., 4/19/2014 8:55:55 AM

Paul has been writing about the war on standards in various aspects of our society, generally as a means of advancing the interests of minorities (or purporting to advance them, anyway). Now it appears that the decline of standards–indeed, the abolition of any standards at all–has come to the world of college debate. The Atlantic reports: These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 4/19/2014 11:21:46 AM     (No. 9816869)

If you don´t understand the issue and cannot defend your position on it, just change the subject and make like a canary...

"Mimimimimimimi!"

It´s always about ´me´. Seems like they´re allowed to get away with it. For now.

Try that while bidding on a contract sometime, punks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/19/2014 1:17:12 PM     (No. 9817012)

Kinda like the housing meltdown. If there is no evidence you can repay the loan, we´ll just throw out the requirements needed for giving you a couple hundred thousands dollars. What could go wrong?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nerdowell, 4/19/2014 1:34:31 PM     (No. 9817030)

If they stay on this road, the
teams that show up with bullet-proof
vests and automatic weapons will be the winners.

Don´t forget Klauswitz: War is just diplomacy by other means.

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