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Mission Statement To preserve the educational and competitive qualities of high school speech and debate events, each school should have access to the highest quality of usable evidence available. Because we feel that speech and debate events get students more involved in their communities, increase their knowledge of the world they live in, and develop skills they will need in life, we ultimately hope to get more schools involved in speech and debate, and to increase the involvement of less active schools.

The Forensics Files (TFF) is a Texas Limited Liability Company (LLC). TFF was established in 2004. Our first year we started out producing topic files for Lincoln-Douglas debate. The following year we produced our first textbook. In 2006, we expanded our product line to include 3 more textbooks and workbooks, public forum topic files, CX topic files, and classroom posters.

Richard Colling (Partner & Co-Founder) is currently a teacher and debate instructor at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas. He has coached debate each his entire teaching career Richard has a bachelor's degree in Communications. He primarily works on researching and writing the Files; he also completed the textbook, Winning LD Debate Tournaments, and designed many classroom posters.

His publications include:

A Case Against Punishment Theory In LD Debate: Objections to "Emo" Debate, Nat'l J of Speech & Debate Vol. 1; Issue 1 (2013) (cited and quoted in the Quarterfinal round of the Tournament of Champions)

The Truth-Testing Paradigm as a Straw Man, Nat'l J of Speech & Debate Vol. 1; Issue 3 (2012)

Michael Ritter (Partner & Co-Founder) has a B.A. in Speech Communication and a law degree. Michael debated for three years in high school and for three years and advanced to out rounds at countless tournaments. He primarily works on researching and compiling the CX and PFD products and has completed the textbooks Introduction to High School Debate and Logic and Moral Theories and Moral Obligations.

His publications include:

Overcoming the Fiction of "Social Change Through Debate": What's to Learn from 2PAC's "Changes," Nat'l J of Speech & Debate, Vol. 1; Issue 2 (2013).

Nix the Nixonism: Identifying the Purposes of Debate Through Constituency, Accountability & Transparency (cited and quoted at the National Debate Tournament in 2013)

First Observations on the 2008-2009 Renewable Energy Topic, The Rostrum, Vol. 82:9 May 2008.

A Theory of Theory in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, The Rostrum, Vol. 81:3 Nov. 2006.

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