From the author Ryan Galloway find out more about him and the file inside:
This week, I wanted to do three things with the Thursday file.
#1: Update the file to account for the effect the Boston bombings had on immigration reform. You'll find a wealth of evidence post the bombing on both sides of the uniqueness debate. If your opponent's evidence doesn't assume the backlash against the bill caused by the bombings, you'll be in good shape. In addition, a debate about whether or not immigration reform solves or causes terrorism has popped up, and you have evidence on both sides of that controversy.
#2: Provide you with links versus the major cases you'll encounter this weekend. The file is updated to include links against: the Bering Strait, DOD Cases, FRB cases, Homeland Security actions, the Mayport base, port security, TSA, and a host of new cards on both sides of the Winners Win debate. I tried to ask myself what I would want going into the TOC, and links to popular cases was top of my list.
#3: Strong affirmative answers. I've put in a 2ac front-line with extensions for the major arguments. Immigration reform was the only version of politics I saw run at NDCA, so being deep on your affirmative blocks is critical to success
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Lots of NFL qualifiers coming up! Make sure you keep the aff on their toes with unique impact scenarios. This weeks Thursday File provides a hefty negative update, including new impact scenarios and answers to recent thumpers. Immigration reform is still where all the focus is at, so there is lot's of timely literature on it. The whole file consists of new cards, so you're getting 35 pages of innovation.
This file was written by Ross and Stephanie Garrett. Ross Garrett is an assistant debate coach at Kent Denver, and has previously coached for New Trier, Mountain Brook, and Samford University. His students have won top speaker at Blake, won the Emory tournament, appeared in elimination rounds at the TOC, and have received TOC bids at tournaments around the country. Samford appeared in the octofinals of the NDT and was ranked in the top 25 poll throughout his tenure. Stephanie Garrett is the head debate coach at Kent Denver, her teams have appeared in the elimination rounds at Wake Forest, Iowa Caucus, Alta and finals of JV Glenbrooks this season, and are the Colorado state champions.
This file is a free update for the Thursday File. It contains a few recent uniqueness updates primarily related to our ongoing immigration reform scenario. We apologize that the original author did not provide a more comprehensive file and have severed ties so that you will get the file you expect and deserve in the future.
This week's Thursday file continues to update two ongoing scenarios. First, it updates the 'budget grand bargain' DA that was in last week's file to give you an economic based DA. Second, it updates the ongoing immigration reform debate. Finally, it has an extensive section of new AFF cards that are recent for political capital fails internal link turns.