Who is the judge?

The judge is God.

Why is he God?

Because he decides who wins or loses,

Not my opponent.

Who is your opponent?

He does not exist.

Why does he not exist?

Because he is a mere dissenting voice

to the truth I speak.

-The Great Debaters, 2007


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Your online guide to

Debate & Argument

Learn about the fundamentals of argumentation and refutation and acquire the techniques and skills which will aid you in your quest to become better speakers and advocates. This site will also serve as an ever-growing repository of debate resources, including multimedia material and critical essays.


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    The New York Times publishes photos it says show the scene of the bomb attack.
  • Proud papa
    Donald Trump is proposing the first, federal paid family leave law. How far does it go?
  • Nato and Trump
    Nato leaders are playing down President Trump's first visit to the Brussels HQ.
  • Waiting for take-off
    Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.

Historical Events

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  • Historical Events for 24th May 2017

    1487 - Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
    1667 - French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
    1775 - John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress
    1890 - Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany
    1921 - Bulhoek Massacre: police commissioner Colonel Theodore Truter, leads 6 squadrons, and artillery detachment against Israelite religious sect collected at their annual gathering on land of their leader Enoch Mgijima at Ntabalanga; 190 killed
    1940 - Dutch army demobilizes
    1961 - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
    1978 - Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
    1980 - Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
    1988 - Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

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Site Updates

  • Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match
    Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match The National Debate Team representing Singapore at the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland, will be holding an exhibition debate on Wednesday 22 June 2011 at 1700 hours (5pm). The debate will be held at the Arts House. The National team will be facing a team of distinguished Sinapore National Team Alumni such as Aaron Maniam, Timothy Yap and Joshua Hiew. Everyone...
    23 May 2011
  • Debate Videos added
    New videos featuring debates from the World Schools Debating Championships and the African Schools Debating Championships have been added to the Media Gallery. Enjoy!
    11 May 2011