History's Great Debaters

Happy Birthday to Samuel B. Gould - Champion Debater and Champion of Debate!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM
  "If I were to choose any single activity in college which has contributed most to my career, I would certainly choose debating" (Hunt, p16). - Samuel B. Gould  
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Happy Birthday to Laurence Tribe! High School and College Debate Champion! and World's Top Lawyer!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM
  "[The Bill of Rights is] designed to protect individuals and minorities against the tyranny of the majority, but it's also designed to protect the people against bureaucracy, against the ...
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Honoring Ann Richards (September 1, 1933 - September 13, 2006). Champion Debater. Champion Leader. Champion Feminist.

by Erik Fogel | Sep 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM
  "I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.'"  ~Ann Richards  
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Harry Connick, JR - Singer or Debater? Happy Birthday to Harry Connick Jr. who started on the debate team! 

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Harry Connick, JR, born Sept. 11, 1967,  is often celebrated for his quips in Independence Day and PS. I Love You, but his most memorable quote should be about his youth.  His work in his debate team ...
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Debater Profile: Celebrating the Birthday of Alan Dershowitz; A Champion of Civil Liberties. And Captain of his Debate Team! Happy Birthday!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM
I will continue to fight for justice, fairness, and constitutional rights until my dying breath. -- Alan Dershowitz  
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Happy Birthday to Ann Richards! Champion Debater! Champion Leader! Champion Feminist!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM
  "I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.'"  ~Ann Richards  
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Debater Profile: Lyndon B. Johnson, State Champion Debater and making Debate more popular than football in Texas!... and he was a United States President.

by Erik Fogel | Aug 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM
"We had them competing with the football team. As a matter of fact, my top debater ran against the [captain] of the football team as the most representative student of the school and won it in the ...
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Debater Profile: US President and High School Debater, Bill Clinton

by The New York City Urban Debate League | Aug 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America." - Bill Clinton, President of the United States, Debate Team Member   
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Debater Profile: Justice Stephen G. Breyer

by The New York City Urban Debate League | Aug 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM
“The best clue to what a person thinks is what he says.” - Stephen Breyer, US Supreme Court Justice
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Happy Birthday to Nadine Strossen, High School Debate Champion and Civil Rights Champion!

by The New York City Urban Debate League | Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM
"This is the latest manifestation of the desire by those in power to minimize criticism and marginalize critics." - Nadine Strossen
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