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This week's Thursday file focus on uniqueness updates for all major politics scenarios. It includes updates to our ongoing immigration scenario, the sequester debate that is going on, and the gun control debate. It contains many of the interactions between these political fights for use on on the AFF.

This week's author is Francisco Becosme, he debated at Wake Forest University where he appeared in the octofinals of Harvard, Texas, and GSU, and was invited to participate in the prestigious Pittsburgh Round Robin. He has in the past helped the Bronx Science team and has coached numerous successful high school teams.


The Thursday File – 2/28/2013

IU 2NC..................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Top of the Docket.................................................................................................................................................... 2
AT: Uniqueness Overwhelms Link........................................................................................................................... 2
Obama Pushing........................................................................................................................................................ 2
Sequester Thumper................................................................................................................................................... 3
AT: Sequester Thumper............................................................................................................................................ 3
Sequestration Won’t Pass......................................................................................................................................... 4
Immigration Reform- Won’t Pass............................................................................................................................. 5
No Gun Control........................................................................................................................................................ 5
Pol Cap Bad For Immigration Reform...................................................................................................................... 6
Politics (General) AFF................................................................................................................................................ 8
Politics – Immigration Reform AFF.............................................................................................................................. 9
Politics – Sequester NEG Uniqueness......................................................................................................................... 9
Politics – Sequester NEG Impacts............................................................................................................................. 11
Politics – Sequester AFF Uniqueness........................................................................................................................ 13
Politics – Sequester AFF........................................................................................................................................... 14
Politics – Immigration NEG Uniqueness.................................................................................................................... 15
Politics – Immigration AFF Uniqueness..................................................................................................................... 16
Politics (General ) NEG Links.................................................................................................................................... 18
Smart Grid Inherency.............................................................................................................................................. 19
High Speed Rail Harms............................................................................................................................................. 20
High Speed Rail Harms............................................................................................................................................. 20
Cybersecurity Inherency Neg................................................................................................................................... 21
Cybersecurity Inherency- AFF.................................................................................................................................. 21
Funding – Tax-Exempt Bonds................................................................................................................................... 22
Inherency (General).............................................................................................................................................. 22
Cybersecurity- China............................................................................................................................................... 23
EXEC ORDER COMMISSION CP-AFF................................................................................................................. 23


PREVIOUS FILE
The Thursday File – 2/14/2013.............................................................................................................................. 25
The Negatory...................................................................................................................................................... 28
UQ: Will Pass – Economic Narrative............................................................................................................... 28
UQ: Will Pass – Generic Agenda..................................................................................................................... 28
UQ: Will Pass – Generic Immigration.............................................................................................................. 29
UQ: Will Pass – Generic Pol Cap.................................................................................................................... 29
UQ: Will Pass – House.................................................................................................................................... 30
UQ: Will Pass – It’s Close............................................................................................................................... 31
UQ: Will Pass – Momentum............................................................................................................................ 34
UQ: Will Pass – Obama................................................................................................................................... 35
UQ: Will Pass – SOTU Framing...................................................................................................................... 37
UQ: Will Pass – Window of Opportunity........................................................................................................ 37
UQ: AT – Budget First.................................................................................................................................... 38
UQ: AT – Fragmented Bill.............................................................................................................................. 40
UQ: AT - GOP Opposes Citizenship............................................................................................................... 40
UQ: AT – Gun Control.................................................................................................................................... 40
UQ: AT – Inevitable........................................................................................................................................ 41
UQ: AT – LGBTQ........................................................................................................................................... 41
UQ: AT – Snapshot Opposition....................................................................................................................... 41
UQ: AT – SOTU Items.................................................................................................................................... 42
Link UQ: Infrastructure................................................................................................................................... 43
Link UQ: AT – SOTU..................................................................................................................................... 43
Links: Infrastructure Spending........................................................................................................................ 46
Links: AT – Lobby Link Turns....................................................................................................................... 48
IL: Aging Crisis............................................................................................................................................... 48
IL: Competitiveness........................................................................................................................................ 49
IL: Comprehensive Reform Key..................................................................................................................... 50
IL: Cyber War................................................................................................................................................. 50
IL: Deficit....................................................................................................................................................... 51
IL: Economy................................................................................................................................................... 52
IL: High-Skilled Workers................................................................................................................................ 54
IL: India-US Relations..................................................................................................................................... 55
IL: Latin American Stability............................................................................................................................ 55
IL: Nuclear Terrorism...................................................................................................................................... 55
IL: Political Capital Key.................................................................................................................................. 56
IL: Terrorism................................................................................................................................................... 62
IL: Visas K/T Economy................................................................................................................................... 63
Affirmation Side................................................................................................................................................. 64
Not UQ: Activists, Details............................................................................................................................... 64
Not UQ: Budget Derails Immigration.............................................................................................................. 64
Not UQ: Generic Agenda................................................................................................................................ 65
Not UQ: Immigration Details Battle*............................................................................................................... 65
Not UQ: Keystone Derails............................................................................................................................... 66
Not UQ: LGBTQ............................................................................................................................................. 66
Not UQ: Minimum Wage................................................................................................................................ 67
Not UQ: Pathway to Citizenship...................................................................................................................... 67
Not UQ: Timeframe........................................................................................................................................ 67
Not UQ: Uniqueness Overwhelms.................................................................................................................. 68
Link U: Transportation Infrastructure Now..................................................................................................... 68
Link Turns: Construction Lobby..................................................................................................................... 68
Link Turns: Economy..................................................................................................................................... 69
Link Turns: Winners Win................................................................................................................................ 69
IL: Pol Cap Not Key - Immigration................................................................................................................. 70
IL: Pol Cap Not Finite..................................................................................................................................... 71
IL: Pol Cap Not Real....................................................................................................................................... 72
Impact Answers: Aging Crisis......................................................................................................................... 74
Impact Answers: Econ Framing Bad............................................................................................................... 74
Impact Answers: Future Obama Wins............................................................................................................. 75
Impact Answers: Infrastructure K/T Economy................................................................................................ 75
Impact Answers: Magnet DA Internal Links.................................................................................................... 76
Previous File........................................................................................................................................................... 77
Friday Addendum 2/8/2013................................................................................................................................ 77
Immigration – Will Pass.................................................................................................................................. 77
2ac nominations thumper................................................................................................................................ 78
AT: Nomination Thumper............................................................................................................................... 78
Immigration Reform Shell............................................................................................................................... 81
Uniqueness Extensions....................................................................................................................................... 84
UQ: AT: Border Security Conditions............................................................................................................. 105
UQ: AT: Obama Will Delegate-Won’t Lead on Immigration Reform.......................................................... 106
UQ: AT: Thumpers....................................................................................................................................... 106
UQ: AT: Hagel Thumper............................................................................................................................... 112
UQ: AT: Nominations Thumper.................................................................................................................... 113
UQ: AT: NLRB Thumper.............................................................................................................................. 114
UQ: AT: High-Skilled Inevitable/Piecemeal.................................................................................................. 118
Link Extensions................................................................................................................................................ 119
2NC Crowd-Out Link*.................................................................................................................................. 123
Internal Link Extensions................................................................................................................................... 126
Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad................................................................................................................. 129
Impacts............................................................................................................................................................. 141
Impact Overview........................................................................................................................................... 142
Impact - Ag....................................................................................................................................................... 142
Agriculture Impact Module........................................................................................................................... 142
Impact – Alt Energy.......................................................................................................................................... 146
Alternative Energy Impacts........................................................................................................................... 147
Environment Impacts.................................................................................................................................... 154
Hegemony Impact Module............................................................................................................................ 155
Competitiveness Impacts............................................................................................................................... 156
Immigration – AT: Impact Turns...................................................................................................................... 238
AT: Brain Drain Turn.................................................................................................................................... 238
AT: Overpopulation Turn.............................................................................................................................. 239
AT: Wages Turn............................................................................................................................................ 241
Answers to: Theory Arguments....................................................................................................................... 242
Debt Ceiling NEG Updates............................................................................................................................... 248
Hagel Nomination NEG Updates...................................................................................................................... 262
*****AFF Answers*****.................................................................................................................................... 272
Thumpers + Goodies........................................................................................................................................ 272
2ac Economy Thumper................................................................................................................................. 272
2ac gun control thumper............................................................................................................................... 272
1ar gun control thumper................................................................................................................................ 273
2ac nomination monster*.............................................................................................................................. 273
1ar – nominations (CFPB)............................................................................................................................. 274
2ac winners win*.......................................................................................................................................... 274
Immigration – Aff – UQ + Link/Internals......................................................................................................... 276
Immigration Reform Answers: 2ac Front-Line............................................................................................. 276
2ac: Ag worker shortage impact.................................................................................................................... 287
1ar: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass............................................................................................................ 291
1ar: thumpers................................................................................................................................................ 293
1ar: PC Not Key............................................................................................................................................ 294
Immigration – Aff – Impact Turns**................................................................................................................ 305
2ac wages turn.............................................................................................................................................. 305
1ar wages turn – link..................................................................................................................................... 307
2ac brain drain turn....................................................................................................................................... 311
1ar brain drain turn – link............................................................................................................................. 314
2ac overpopulation turn................................................................................................................................ 316
1ar overpopulation turn................................................................................................................................. 318
1ar overpopulation turn: turns econ.............................................................................................................. 320
1ar overpopulation turn: laundry list............................................................................................................. 320
1ar overpopulation turn: Framing – Try-or-Die............................................................................................. 322
1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt................................................................................................................... 322
1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt – Overshoot............................................................................................... 325
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Demographic Transition................................................................................. 326
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Efficiency Solves........................................................................................... 327
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Ethics............................................................................................................. 327
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Other Countries.............................................................................................. 330
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Simon............................................................................................................. 331
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to They Live Cleaner.......................................................................................... 331
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Tech Solves.................................................................................................... 332
1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Impact Turn – Space Col................................................................................ 335
Budget/Debt – Aff............................................................................................................................................ 336
2ac................................................................................................................................................................ 336
1ar – no uq.................................................................................................................................................... 338
1ar – no impact............................................................................................................................................. 339
Debt Ceiling Answers.................................................................................................................................... 340
Cyber-Security – Aff........................................................................................................................................ 345
2ac cyber-security......................................................................................................................................... 345
1ar – XO solves............................................................................................................................................ 346
Gun Control – Aff............................................................................................................................................ 346
2ac gun control............................................................................................................................................. 347
AT: Carlsen Ev.............................................................................................................................................. 349
Gun Control Scenario AFF Answers............................................................................................................. 351
Warming/Climate – Aff.................................................................................................................................... 356
Warming Scenario AFF Answers................................................................................................................... 356
AFF Link Answers............................................................................................................................................ 357