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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    1752 - Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
    1767 - Mason Dixon line, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania agreed upon
    1873 - Columbia Princeton Rutgers and Yale set rules for collegiate football
    1909 - Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
    1925 - -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
    1954 - WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
    1962 - Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
    1977 - Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record
    1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
    1992 - 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities

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  • 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