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    Thursday File 2-14-2013

    File Name: Thursday File 2-14-2013 File Submitter: VelCrowe66 File Submitted: 14 Feb 2013 File Category: Thursday Files Resolution: Transportation Thursday File - 2/14/2013 This week's author proceeds go directly to the Vince Binder scholarship at the NAUDL. That's entirely what you get. Might as well purchase twice just to make sure you got it. As a bonus, here are over 400 pages of politics cards. You'll lose money if you don't buy it. This week's file zeros in directly on Cross-x.com's continuing scenario: Comprehensive Immigration Reform. State of the Union updates are included, as well as some fresh links, political capital theory and a dust-up of the internal links. This file was written by Chris Crowe, with massive contributions from Gabe Murillo, Josh Gonzalez, Bria Frame and past authors Colin Roark and Stephanie Garrett. Roughly one million years of debate experience, give or take a few. Please support their efforts and the NAUDL. Table of Contents The Thursday File – 2/14/2013................................................................................................... 1 The Negatory....................................................................................................................... 5 UQ: Will Pass – Economic Narrative.................................................................................... 6 UQ: Will Pass – Generic Agenda......................................................................................... 7 UQ: Will Pass – Generic Immigration................................................................................... 8 UQ: Will Pass – Generic Pol Cap........................................................................................ 9 UQ: Will Pass – House.................................................................................................... 10 UQ: Will Pass – It’s Close............................................................................................... 12 UQ: Will Pass – Momentum............................................................................................. 16 UQ: Will Pass – Obama................................................................................................... 18 UQ: Will Pass – SOTU Framing....................................................................................... 21 UQ: Will Pass – Window of Opportunity............................................................................ 22 UQ: AT – Budget First.................................................................................................... 23 UQ: AT – Fragmented Bill............................................................................................... 26 UQ: AT - GOP Opposes Citizenship................................................................................... 27 UQ: AT – Gun Control.................................................................................................... 28 UQ: AT – Inevitable........................................................................................................ 29 UQ: AT – LGBTQ.......................................................................................................... 30 UQ: AT – Snapshot Opposition......................................................................................... 31 UQ: AT – SOTU Items.................................................................................................... 32 Link UQ: Infrastructure..................................................................................................... 33 Link UQ: AT – SOTU..................................................................................................... 35 Links: Infrastructure Spending............................................................................................ 39 Links: AT – Lobby Link Turns......................................................................................... 42 IL: Aging Crisis.............................................................................................................. 43 IL: Competitiveness......................................................................................................... 45 IL: Comprehensive Reform Key.......................................................................................... 46 IL: Cyber War................................................................................................................. 47 IL: Deficit....................................................................................................................... 48 IL: Economy................................................................................................................... 50 IL: High-Skilled Workers.................................................................................................. 53 IL: India-US Relations...................................................................................................... 54 IL: Latin American Stability.............................................................................................. 55 IL: Nuclear Terrorism....................................................................................................... 56 IL: Political Capital Key................................................................................................... 58 IL: Terrorism.................................................................................................................. 63 IL: Visas K/T Economy.................................................................................................... 64 Affirmation Side.................................................................................................................. 66 Not UQ: Activists, Details................................................................................................ 67 Not UQ: Budget Derails Immigration.................................................................................. 69 Not UQ: Generic Agenda................................................................................................... 70 Not UQ: Immigration Details Battle*.................................................................................. 71 Not UQ: Keystone Derails................................................................................................. 72 Not UQ: LGBTQ............................................................................................................ 73 Not UQ: Minimum Wage................................................................................................. 75 Not UQ: Pathway to Citizenship........................................................................................ 76 Not UQ: Timeframe......................................................................................................... 77 Not UQ: Uniqueness Overwhelms....................................................................................... 78 Link U: Transportation Infrastructure Now............................................................................ 79 Link Turns: Construction Lobby........................................................................................ 80 Link Turns: Economy...................................................................................................... 81 Link Turns: Winners Win................................................................................................. 82 IL: Pol Cap Not Key - Immigration.................................................................................... 84 IL: Pol Cap Not Finite..................................................................................................... 86 IL: Pol Cap Not Real....................................................................................................... 87 Impact Answers: Aging Crisis............................................................................................ 91 Impact Answers: Econ Framing Bad.................................................................................... 92 Impact Answers: Future Obama Wins.................................................................................. 93 Impact Answers: Infrastructure K/T Economy........................................................................ 94 Impact Answers: Magnet DA Internal Links.......................................................................... 96 Previous File.......................................................................................................................... 97 Friday Addendum 2/8/2013................................................................................................... 98 Immigration – Will Pass................................................................................................... 99 2ac nominations thumper................................................................................................. 102 AT: Nomination Thumper............................................................................................... 103 Immigration Reform Shell............................................................................................... 106 Uniqueness Extensions....................................................................................................... 110 UQ: AT: Border Security Conditions................................................................................ 131 UQ: AT: Obama Will Delegate-Won’t Lead on Immigration Reform.................................... 132 UQ: AT: Thumpers........................................................................................................ 133 UQ: AT: Hagel Thumper................................................................................................ 141 UQ: AT: Nominations Thumper....................................................................................... 143 UQ: AT: NLRB Thumper............................................................................................... 144 UQ: AT: High-Skilled Inevitable/Piecemeal........................................................................ 150 Link Extensions................................................................................................................ 152 2NC Crowd-Out Link*................................................................................................... 155 Internal Link Extensions..................................................................................................... 159 Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad..................................................................................... 163 Impacts............................................................................................................................ 171 Impact Overview............................................................................................................ 172 Impact - Ag...................................................................................................................... 173 Agriculture Impact Module.............................................................................................. 174 Impact – Alt Energy........................................................................................................... 177 Alternative Energy Impacts.............................................................................................. 178 Environment Impacts...................................................................................................... 186 Hegemony Impact Module............................................................................................... 187 Competitiveness Impacts................................................................................................. 188 Immigration – AT: Impact Turns......................................................................................... 245 AT: Brain Drain Turn..................................................................................................... 246 AT: Overpopulation Turn................................................................................................ 248 AT: Wages Turn........................................................................................................... 252 Answers to: Theory Arguments........................................................................................... 254 Debt Ceiling NEG Updates.................................................................................................. 259 Hagel Nomination NEG Updates.......................................................................................... 270 *****AFF Answers*****....................................................................................................... 276 Thumpers + Goodies.......................................................................................................... 277 2ac Economy Thumper................................................................................................... 278 2ac gun control thumper.................................................................................................. 280 1ar gun control thumper.................................................................................................. 281 2ac nomination monster*................................................................................................. 282 1ar – nominations (CFPB)............................................................................................... 283 2ac winners win*........................................................................................................... 284 Immigration – Aff – UQ + Link/Internals............................................................................... 286 Immigration Reform Answers: 2ac Front-Line.................................................................... 287 2ac: Ag worker shortage impact........................................................................................ 300 1ar: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass................................................................................ 305 1ar: thumpers................................................................................................................ 308 1ar: PC Not Key............................................................................................................ 310 Immigration – Aff – Impact Turns**..................................................................................... 317 2ac wages turn............................................................................................................... 318 1ar wages turn – link...................................................................................................... 321 2ac brain drain turn......................................................................................................... 328 1ar brain drain turn – link................................................................................................ 331 2ac overpopulation turn................................................................................................... 335 1ar overpopulation turn................................................................................................... 337 1ar overpopulation turn: turns econ.................................................................................... 340 1ar overpopulation turn: laundry list.................................................................................. 341 1ar overpopulation turn: Framing – Try-or-Die.................................................................... 343 1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt....................................................................................... 344 1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt – Overshoot...................................................................... 348 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Demographic Transition.......................................................... 350 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Efficiency Solves.................................................................... 351 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Ethics.................................................................................. 352 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Other Countries..................................................................... 356 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Simon................................................................................. 357 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to They Live Cleaner................................................................. 358 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Tech Solves.......................................................................... 359 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Impact Turn – Space Col........................................................ 365 Budget/Debt – Aff.............................................................................................................. 366 2ac.............................................................................................................................. 367 1ar – no uq................................................................................................................... 370 1ar – no impact.............................................................................................................. 371 Debt Ceiling Answers..................................................................................................... 375 Cyber-Security – Aff........................................................................................................... 379 2ac cyber-security........................................................................................................... 380 1ar – XO solves............................................................................................................. 382 Gun Control – Aff.............................................................................................................. 383 2ac gun control.............................................................................................................. 384 AT: Carlsen Ev............................................................................................................. 389 Gun Control Scenario AFF Answers.................................................................................. 391 Hagel - Aff........................................................................................................................ 393 Hagel Nomination 2ac Answers........................................................................................ 394 Warming/Climate – Aff....................................................................................................... 400 Warming Scenario AFF Answers...................................................................................... 401 AFF Link Answers............................................................................................................ 402 Click here to download this file
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    Thursday File 2-14-2013

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    Thursday File - 2/14/2013 This week's author proceeds go directly to the Vince Binder scholarship at the NAUDL. That's entirely what you get. Might as well purchase twice just to make sure you got it. As a bonus, here are over 400 pages of politics cards. You'll lose money if you don't buy it. This week's file zeros in directly on Cross-x.com's continuing scenario: Comprehensive Immigration Reform. State of the Union updates are included, as well as some fresh links, political capital theory and a dust-up of the internal links. This file was written by Chris Crowe, with massive contributions from Gabe Murillo, Josh Gonzalez, Bria Frame and past authors Colin Roark and Stephanie Garrett. Roughly one million years of debate experience, give or take a few. Please support their efforts and the NAUDL. Table of Contents The Thursday File – 2/14/2013................................................................................................... 1 The Negatory....................................................................................................................... 5 UQ: Will Pass – Economic Narrative.................................................................................... 6 UQ: Will Pass – Generic Agenda......................................................................................... 7 UQ: Will Pass – Generic Immigration................................................................................... 8 UQ: Will Pass – Generic Pol Cap........................................................................................ 9 UQ: Will Pass – House.................................................................................................... 10 UQ: Will Pass – It’s Close............................................................................................... 12 UQ: Will Pass – Momentum............................................................................................. 16 UQ: Will Pass – Obama................................................................................................... 18 UQ: Will Pass – SOTU Framing....................................................................................... 21 UQ: Will Pass – Window of Opportunity............................................................................ 22 UQ: AT – Budget First.................................................................................................... 23 UQ: AT – Fragmented Bill............................................................................................... 26 UQ: AT - GOP Opposes Citizenship................................................................................... 27 UQ: AT – Gun Control.................................................................................................... 28 UQ: AT – Inevitable........................................................................................................ 29 UQ: AT – LGBTQ.......................................................................................................... 30 UQ: AT – Snapshot Opposition......................................................................................... 31 UQ: AT – SOTU Items.................................................................................................... 32 Link UQ: Infrastructure..................................................................................................... 33 Link UQ: AT – SOTU..................................................................................................... 35 Links: Infrastructure Spending............................................................................................ 39 Links: AT – Lobby Link Turns......................................................................................... 42 IL: Aging Crisis.............................................................................................................. 43 IL: Competitiveness......................................................................................................... 45 IL: Comprehensive Reform Key.......................................................................................... 46 IL: Cyber War................................................................................................................. 47 IL: Deficit....................................................................................................................... 48 IL: Economy................................................................................................................... 50 IL: High-Skilled Workers.................................................................................................. 53 IL: India-US Relations...................................................................................................... 54 IL: Latin American Stability.............................................................................................. 55 IL: Nuclear Terrorism....................................................................................................... 56 IL: Political Capital Key................................................................................................... 58 IL: Terrorism.................................................................................................................. 63 IL: Visas K/T Economy.................................................................................................... 64 Affirmation Side.................................................................................................................. 66 Not UQ: Activists, Details................................................................................................ 67 Not UQ: Budget Derails Immigration.................................................................................. 69 Not UQ: Generic Agenda................................................................................................... 70 Not UQ: Immigration Details Battle*.................................................................................. 71 Not UQ: Keystone Derails................................................................................................. 72 Not UQ: LGBTQ............................................................................................................ 73 Not UQ: Minimum Wage................................................................................................. 75 Not UQ: Pathway to Citizenship........................................................................................ 76 Not UQ: Timeframe......................................................................................................... 77 Not UQ: Uniqueness Overwhelms....................................................................................... 78 Link U: Transportation Infrastructure Now............................................................................ 79 Link Turns: Construction Lobby........................................................................................ 80 Link Turns: Economy...................................................................................................... 81 Link Turns: Winners Win................................................................................................. 82 IL: Pol Cap Not Key - Immigration.................................................................................... 84 IL: Pol Cap Not Finite..................................................................................................... 86 IL: Pol Cap Not Real....................................................................................................... 87 Impact Answers: Aging Crisis............................................................................................ 91 Impact Answers: Econ Framing Bad.................................................................................... 92 Impact Answers: Future Obama Wins.................................................................................. 93 Impact Answers: Infrastructure K/T Economy........................................................................ 94 Impact Answers: Magnet DA Internal Links.......................................................................... 96 Previous File.......................................................................................................................... 97 Friday Addendum 2/8/2013................................................................................................... 98 Immigration – Will Pass................................................................................................... 99 2ac nominations thumper................................................................................................. 102 AT: Nomination Thumper............................................................................................... 103 Immigration Reform Shell............................................................................................... 106 Uniqueness Extensions....................................................................................................... 110 UQ: AT: Border Security Conditions................................................................................ 131 UQ: AT: Obama Will Delegate-Won’t Lead on Immigration Reform.................................... 132 UQ: AT: Thumpers........................................................................................................ 133 UQ: AT: Hagel Thumper................................................................................................ 141 UQ: AT: Nominations Thumper....................................................................................... 143 UQ: AT: NLRB Thumper............................................................................................... 144 UQ: AT: High-Skilled Inevitable/Piecemeal........................................................................ 150 Link Extensions................................................................................................................ 152 2NC Crowd-Out Link*................................................................................................... 155 Internal Link Extensions..................................................................................................... 159 Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad..................................................................................... 163 Impacts............................................................................................................................ 171 Impact Overview............................................................................................................ 172 Impact - Ag...................................................................................................................... 173 Agriculture Impact Module.............................................................................................. 174 Impact – Alt Energy........................................................................................................... 177 Alternative Energy Impacts.............................................................................................. 178 Environment Impacts...................................................................................................... 186 Hegemony Impact Module............................................................................................... 187 Competitiveness Impacts................................................................................................. 188 Immigration – AT: Impact Turns......................................................................................... 245 AT: Brain Drain Turn..................................................................................................... 246 AT: Overpopulation Turn................................................................................................ 248 AT: Wages Turn........................................................................................................... 252 Answers to: Theory Arguments........................................................................................... 254 Debt Ceiling NEG Updates.................................................................................................. 259 Hagel Nomination NEG Updates.......................................................................................... 270 *****AFF Answers*****....................................................................................................... 276 Thumpers + Goodies.......................................................................................................... 277 2ac Economy Thumper................................................................................................... 278 2ac gun control thumper.................................................................................................. 280 1ar gun control thumper.................................................................................................. 281 2ac nomination monster*................................................................................................. 282 1ar – nominations (CFPB)............................................................................................... 283 2ac winners win*........................................................................................................... 284 Immigration – Aff – UQ + Link/Internals............................................................................... 286 Immigration Reform Answers: 2ac Front-Line.................................................................... 287 2ac: Ag worker shortage impact........................................................................................ 300 1ar: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass................................................................................ 305 1ar: thumpers................................................................................................................ 308 1ar: PC Not Key............................................................................................................ 310 Immigration – Aff – Impact Turns**..................................................................................... 317 2ac wages turn............................................................................................................... 318 1ar wages turn – link...................................................................................................... 321 2ac brain drain turn......................................................................................................... 328 1ar brain drain turn – link................................................................................................ 331 2ac overpopulation turn................................................................................................... 335 1ar overpopulation turn................................................................................................... 337 1ar overpopulation turn: turns econ.................................................................................... 340 1ar overpopulation turn: laundry list.................................................................................. 341 1ar overpopulation turn: Framing – Try-or-Die.................................................................... 343 1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt....................................................................................... 344 1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt – Overshoot...................................................................... 348 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Demographic Transition.......................................................... 350 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Efficiency Solves.................................................................... 351 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Ethics.................................................................................. 352 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Other Countries..................................................................... 356 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Simon................................................................................. 357 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to They Live Cleaner................................................................. 358 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Tech Solves.......................................................................... 359 1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Impact Turn – Space Col........................................................ 365 Budget/Debt – Aff.............................................................................................................. 366 2ac.............................................................................................................................. 367 1ar – no uq................................................................................................................... 370 1ar – no impact.............................................................................................................. 371 Debt Ceiling Answers..................................................................................................... 375 Cyber-Security – Aff........................................................................................................... 379 2ac cyber-security........................................................................................................... 380 1ar – XO solves............................................................................................................. 382 Gun Control – Aff.............................................................................................................. 383 2ac gun control.............................................................................................................. 384 AT: Carlsen Ev............................................................................................................. 389 Gun Control Scenario AFF Answers.................................................................................. 391 Hagel - Aff........................................................................................................................ 393 Hagel Nomination 2ac Answers........................................................................................ 394 Warming/Climate – Aff....................................................................................................... 400 Warming Scenario AFF Answers...................................................................................... 401 AFF Link Answers............................................................................................................ 402

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    Chsaa State Tournament 2012

    This is very, very frustrating. I think the rule prohibiting other competitors from flowing elimination debates should be struck from the CHSAA rules. It appears as though the only way to do so would be to submit an amendment at their Legislative Council meeting in April. I would be interested in helping someone draft an amendment to such an end if they could attend the meeting and submit it. I believe the rule is antithetical to parts of the CHSAA philosophy, specifically that "CHSAA seeks to provide a positive competitive speech experience for Colorado high school students by... Supporting a state-wide competitive speech program to provide students with the opportunity to develop and to perfect communication skills" and also that they will fulfill that commitment by "Providing information and resources designed to make speech programs more effective." There are many other rules that I would consider submitting amendments to, but I don't currently believe any of them are as destructive to the learning environment as the note-taking prohibition. Rebuttal times should be the same as the rest of the country, as an example, and perhaps the mandated paradigm and prohibition against oral critiques should also be reconsidered. One particular rule strikes me as unconstitutional, and that is the rule about the presence of a laptop establishing consent for tournament officials to search a student's files. This rule reads: "By choosing to use laptop computers in the round, debaters are consenting to give tournament officials the right to search their files. Debaters who do not wish to consent should not use computers in the round." I am no constitutional or legal scholar, so I'd be interested what others think. Many of the rules and regulations regarding the certification procedures for coaches and judges, while not on-face objectionable, seem to create a chilling effect on attracting coaches, judges and competitors to some of the activities. I have not been involved in Colorado policy debate in any meaningful capacity for many years, but it sure seems as though numbers are reaching frighteningly low levels. I encourage those of you in coaching or tournament administration capacities to consider a few remedies that seem to be within your control. One is "running" for positions as district representatives and/or Legislative Council members. I do not know the process, but many of the rules seem to be protected by an insular community of coaches that have been in charge for a long, long time. Second is to not run your tournament according to CHSAA rules. They appear to only have the authority to impose the rules on regional qualifying tournaments and the State Tournament. Many tournaments use the rules either because their directors agree with them (not likely to change, I suppose) or as a convenience. How many tournaments do not use CHSAA rules these days? When I debated and coached, I believe it was only the Denver East/Creek Meet at the beginning of the season and maybe one other. Greg - I would be interesting in hearing some more specifics about this situation or your more detailed opinions on some of the above. Feel free to Private Message me if you're not comfortable posting here.
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    Thursday File Available 2-16-12

    Yep. It was uploaded at about 12:30. Head to the subscriber's area and if you have trouble, let us know.
  5. Buy early and often. Author proceeds will go directly to the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues' Vincent J. Binder Urban Debate Scholars Award. Your small contribution will help send debaters to camp this summer. http://www.cross-x.com/files/file/10979-thursday-file-available-2-16-12/ It's a rough week for the politics disadvantage. Updates include the payroll tax cut, mortgage bill, line-item veto and a start for an elections disadvantage. The parameters of a payroll tax cut extension have been agreed upon, but if they don't manage to pass it tomorrow, you might still have a disadvantage on your hands if you can win a strong link. Some folks still seem worried it could be derailed at the last minute. Continuing series include small updates to the mortgage bill, which is a tough battle but contains a good debate about its relationship to the economy. As the election nears, agenda disadvantages will be difficult to win and you'll see many teams fall back on the elections disadvantage. I've included a "Romney Bad" scenario that relies on him merely attempting to overturn Obamacare. Chris Crowe is a debate coach for the University of Texas at San Antonio and Westwood High School. He has qualified multiple high school teams to the Tournament of Champions and top 20 finishes at NFL Nationals. His college debaters have cleared at every major national tournament, including CEDA Nationals and the NDT. Chris is a highly preferred critic, judging the final round of CEDA and the NDT the past two years. Chris was the 2006 CEDA Debater of the Year. Table Of Contents General................................................................................................................................. 3 Link Uniqueness................................................................................................................ 4 Link Uniqueness................................................................................................................ 5 Aff: General Non-Uniques.................................................................................................. 6 Line-Item Veto...................................................................................................................... 7 Line-Item 1NC.................................................................................................................... 8 Will Pass – Push............................................................................................................... 12 Won’t Pass – No Agenda.................................................................................................. 13 AT: Supreme Court Overturn............................................................................................ 14 Mortgage Bill....................................................................................................................... 15 Mortgage Bill 1NC............................................................................................................ 16 Will Pass – Pol Cap........................................................................................................... 19 Will Pass – Top Priority.................................................................................................... 20 AT: Bank Fee Derails........................................................................................................ 21 Won’t Pass – Bank Tax..................................................................................................... 22 Won’t Pass – Multiwarrant.............................................................................................. 23 Won’t Pass – Unpopular.................................................................................................. 24 Mortgage Bill Solves – Housing Crisis............................................................................... 27 Mortgage Bill Solves – Voluntary Measures Fail............................................................... 28 Mortgage Bill Fails – FHA.................................................................................................. 30 Mortgage Bill Fails – Backfire/Tradeoff............................................................................. 32 Mortgage Bill Fails – Underwater Loans........................................................................... 33 Aff: No Mortgage Crisis..................................................................................................... 34 PTC...................................................................................................................................... 35 Will Pass – Tentative....................................................................................................... 36 Will Pass – Pol Cap Key.................................................................................................... 39 AT: U overwhelms Link..................................................................................................... 41 Aff – Votes Ideological...................................................................................................... 42 Budget................................................................................................................................ 43 Won’t Pass – Too Early..................................................................................................... 44 Elections............................................................................................................................. 45 Elections 1NC – Romney Bad (Health Care)....................................................................... 46 U: Obama Wins – Economy............................................................................................... 53 U: Obama Wins – Economy & Independents..................................................................... 54 U: Obama Wins – FY13 Budget.......................................................................................... 55 U: Obama Wins – Public Support...................................................................................... 57 U: Obama Wins – PTC....................................................................................................... 58 U: Romney Wins – Nomination......................................................................................... 60 U: Romney Wins – Super PACs.......................................................................................... 61 Econ Message K/T Election............................................................................................... 62 AT: Public Popularity Link Turns....................................................................................... 66 Romney Win Repeals Health Care................................................................................... 67 GOP Win = Iran Strikes..................................................................................................... 70
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    Buy early and often. Author proceeds will go directly to the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues' Vincent J. Binder Urban Debate Scholars Award. Your small contribution will help send debaters to camp this summer. It's a rough week for the politics disadvantage. Updates include the payroll tax cut, mortgage bill, line-item veto and a start for an elections disadvantage. The parameters of a payroll tax cut extension have been agreed upon, but if they don't manage to pass it tomorrow, you might still have a disadvantage on your hands if you can win a strong link. Some folks still seem worried it could be derailed at the last minute. Continuing series include small updates to the mortgage bill, which is a tough battle but contains a good debate about its relationship to the economy. As the election nears, agenda disadvantages will be difficult to win and you'll see many teams fall back on the elections disadvantage. I've included a "Romney Bad" scenario that relies on him merely attempting to overturn Obamacare. Chris Crowe is a debate coach for the University of Texas at San Antonio and Westwood High School. He has qualified multiple high school teams to the Tournament of Champions and top 20 finishes at NFL Nationals. His college debaters have cleared at every major national tournament, including CEDA Nationals and the NDT. Chris is a highly preferred critic, judging the final round of CEDA and the NDT the past two years. Chris was the 2006 CEDA Debater of the Year. Table Of Contents General................................................................................................................................. 3 Link Uniqueness................................................................................................................ 4 Link Uniqueness................................................................................................................ 5 Aff: General Non-Uniques.................................................................................................. 6 Line-Item Veto...................................................................................................................... 7 Line-Item 1NC.................................................................................................................... 8 Will Pass – Push............................................................................................................... 12 Won’t Pass – No Agenda.................................................................................................. 13 AT: Supreme Court Overturn............................................................................................ 14 Mortgage Bill....................................................................................................................... 15 Mortgage Bill 1NC............................................................................................................ 16 Will Pass – Pol Cap........................................................................................................... 19 Will Pass – Top Priority.................................................................................................... 20 AT: Bank Fee Derails........................................................................................................ 21 Won’t Pass – Bank Tax..................................................................................................... 22 Won’t Pass – Multiwarrant.............................................................................................. 23 Won’t Pass – Unpopular.................................................................................................. 24 Mortgage Bill Solves – Housing Crisis............................................................................... 27 Mortgage Bill Solves – Voluntary Measures Fail............................................................... 28 Mortgage Bill Fails – FHA.................................................................................................. 30 Mortgage Bill Fails – Backfire/Tradeoff............................................................................. 32 Mortgage Bill Fails – Underwater Loans........................................................................... 33 Aff: No Mortgage Crisis..................................................................................................... 34 PTC...................................................................................................................................... 35 Will Pass – Tentative....................................................................................................... 36 Will Pass – Pol Cap Key.................................................................................................... 39 AT: U overwhelms Link..................................................................................................... 41 Aff – Votes Ideological...................................................................................................... 42 Budget................................................................................................................................ 43 Won’t Pass – Too Early..................................................................................................... 44 Elections............................................................................................................................. 45 Elections 1NC – Romney Bad (Health Care)....................................................................... 46 U: Obama Wins – Economy............................................................................................... 53 U: Obama Wins – Economy & Independents..................................................................... 54 U: Obama Wins – FY13 Budget.......................................................................................... 55 U: Obama Wins – Public Support...................................................................................... 57 U: Obama Wins – PTC....................................................................................................... 58 U: Romney Wins – Nomination......................................................................................... 60 U: Romney Wins – Super PACs.......................................................................................... 61 Econ Message K/T Election............................................................................................... 62 AT: Public Popularity Link Turns....................................................................................... 66 Romney Win Repeals Health Care................................................................................... 67 GOP Win = Iran Strikes..................................................................................................... 70

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    TFA State 2011

    The rest missed on points
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    Denver East

    Didn't this tournament just happen? How did everyone do?
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    NFL Nats 2010 Qualifiers

    The front page already has the Wind River (Wyoming) qualifiers. The Hole in the Wall (Wyoming) qualifiers are: Cheyenne East Berry/Falzone Cheyenne East Bergene/Petrisin
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    Arizona Immigration Law

    How does one reasonably determine that another might be in Arizona illegally? You've defended basically two ways: 1) They speak Spanish (ethnocentric) and 2) if they don't have ID (question-begging, because why are you suspicious they don't have ID). I REQUIRE PROOF OF YOUR ID BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO ID!
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    Kick-Ass

    Saw it tonight and really liked it. I thought Cage was definitely fine in it. I like the double-meaning (probably on read into by me) of Cage playing this part after he went broke in real life, considering he made a bunch of money for a Superman movie that was never made. Let's be happy he never played Superman and ended up in this movie. Probably best for both...
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    Oscars 2010

    Shawshank was in this group, too... Although I agree that Forrest Gump shouldn't have won, that's a pretty good set of nominees.
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    Differences in High School and College Policy Debate

    Definitely fair. No harm.
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    Differences in High School and College Policy Debate

    I also love Phil and Skip, but I coach there as well and have extensive policy experience. So basically, if you're looking into UTSA, you'd have a great coaching staff for any style. Chris Crowe
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