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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Feb 12, 2014 04:49 PM CST

Forensically speaking, the road between "First Affirmative" and "Second Affirmative" can make a goat trail through the mountains of Afghanistan look like the Holland Tunnel. Let those who still carry the scars of high school debate understand.

If you were among the many teenagers who chose to pass on the rigors of competitive debate, perhaps opting instead to focus on more popular and less strenuous sports like basketball, cheerleading and French Club, a short tutorial may be helpful. As a former debate letterman whose file of evidence cards resembled a small refrigerator, allow me to review the nerdy rules.

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