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  1. This will be my last announcement as an administrator for Cross-x.com. I am moving on in my career and don't have the time necessary to devote to my role within the site for next season. User David who has long run the site with me (and frankly is the one who actually keeps the site running) will be taking over as sole admin. For those of you who have contacted me to resolve issues you should know that I will no longer be able to assist you with such issues in the future.. Click here to view the article
  2. This weeks Thursday (or Saturday rather) file includes THREE disadvantages for NFL Nationals. In addition to updates to the GOP and Dems DA's for midterms, there is a brand new Highway Trust Fund DA that is perfect NFL. The Highway Trust Fund will be out of money by August and 700,000 people will be out of jobs. The Disad says that Congress will reach a bipartisan deal to keep infrastructure projects funded and that these projects are vital to competitiveness and economic growth. The plan would disrupt this bipartisan compromise because it is unpopular in Congress etc etc. In the wake of Eric Cantor's surprising defeat in his Virginia primary, this weeks file also includes updates in the world of midterms. Finally, the file includes answers to any possible agenda disadvantage you could possible debate this weekend. Enjoy! Find out more about the file and author below http://www.cross-x.c...-thursday-file/This week's file was authored by Chris Carey, a sophomore debate at the University of Kansas. As a college debate, Chris has participated in the outrounds of CEDA, UMKC, and several other tournaments. NFL Thursday File GOP Good DA 3 ***1NCs 4 1nc Immigration Reform – Econ 5 ***UQ 11 2nc UQ Wall 12 GOP Win – at: Cantor = Dems Win 14 GOP Win – at: too early 15 GOP Win – CFL UQ 16 GOP Win – at: UQ Overwhelms/Demographics 20 GOP Win – at: Dems Take House 21 ***Links – Country Specific 23 Link – Cuba 24 Link – Cuban Embargo – Latinos 25 Link – Cuban Embargo – General Public 26 Link – Cuba Travel Restrictions 28 Link – Mexico Relations 29 Link – Mexico Oil 30 Link – Mexico NAFTA Reform 31 Link – Mexico Drug Trafficking 32 Link – Mexico Border Security 33 ***Links – Generic 36 Link – Oil Dependence 37 Link – Trade 38 Link – Global Warming 40 ***Link UQ 42 Link UQ – Latino Turnout Low 43 Link UQ – at: Latino Apathy 45 Link UQ – at: Latino Turnout High 46 Link UQ – Enthusiasm/Motivation 47 ***Internals 49 Link – Healthcare 50 Democrats Base Turnout Key 51 Democrats Base Intensity Key 53 Democrats Fundraising Key 54 Latinos Tunrout K2 Dems 55 Black Turnout K2 Dems 57 at: Foreign Policy Doesn’t Matter 58 at: Healthcare Most Important 59 ***Impacts – Turns Case 61 Turns Case – Conflict Escalation 62 ***Impacts – Immigration 64 2nc/1nr GOP Congress = Immigration 65 CIR K2 LA Relations 68 CIR K2 LA Relations 69 LA Relations – Laundry List 1NC 71 CIR K2 Econ 73 ***at section 76 at: Obamacare Thumper 77 at: Independents Key 78 ***Aff Answers 80 Econ = Top Issue 81 Foreign Policy =/= Matter 82 Link N/U – Latino Turnout High 83 Link N/U – Alt Causes to Low Latino Turnout 84 No Link – Global Warming Link (for warming affs) 85 No Internal Link – at: Dem Turnout Key 86 No Internal Link – at: Latino Turnout 88 No Impact to GOP Congress 89 No Impact to GOP Congress – Immigration 91 No Impact to GOP Congress – Iran Sanctions 92 Dems Good DA 94 ***1NCs 95 1nc Warming 96 ***UQ 99 2nc UQ Wall 100 ***Links 104 Link – Unpopular Policies 105 Link – Oil Dependence 106 Link – GOP Obstructionism 107 Link – Foreign Aid Unpopular 108 Link – Mexico Generic 110 Link – Mexico Renewables 111 Link – New Free Trade Agreements 112 Link – Appeasement 114 Link – Liberal Agenda 115 Link – Cuba 116 Link – Cuba Lobby/at: Cuba Poll 117 Link – Venezuela Unpopular 118 ***Impacts – Turns Case 120 Turns Case – Cuba 121 ***Impacts – Warming 123 2nc GOP Congress = Warming 124 Transportation DA 128 ***Neg Transportation DA 130 1nc 131 2nc UQ Wall/Bipart Key 134 2nc UQ at: Tax Code No Pass 136 2nc UQ – Top of the Agenda 138 2nc HTF k2 Econ 139 2nc HTF k2 Econ – at: Reid Plan Kills Growth 142 2nc Impact UQ – Econ Brink 143 2nc Growth Good 144 ***Aff Transportation DA 147 2ac HTF No Pass 148 1ar UQ – Cantor 150 1ar UQ – Competing Proposals 152 2ac HTF – Reid-Paul Bill Kills Growth 154 1ar HTR Kills Growth 155 Agenda DA’s – Aff Answers 157 Generic No Pass – Cantor 158 Generic No Pass – House GOP 159 Generic No Pass – Midterms 160 Obama PC Ineffective 162 Obama No PC – Approval Ratings 163 Obama No PC – Bergdahl Transfer 164 Obama No PC – EPA Regs 165 Obama No PC – Student Loans 166 Unemployment Bill No Pass 167 CIR No Pass 168 TPA No Pass 173 Click here to view the article
  3. South-X

    NFL Thursday File?

    As Chris said he is posting tomorrow which is our tradition so the for is as up to date as possible.
  4. South-X

    NFL Thursday File?

    The short answer is we have an author scheduled I have reached out to try and get an expected release date and will let you know with greater info well before the tourny starts (should be sometime Friday).
  5. A lot has changed in politics since the regular season ended. This Thursday File is designed to reboot your politics debating. It focuses on midterm elections DAs which are going to be a major debate force going forward. Even if you intend to read regular politics this file gives you the base to answer all the other midterm elections DAs that will start popping up. Find out more about the file and author below: http://www.cross-x.c...-thursday-file/So Congress has decided to check out until summer and the chances of anything significant passing are slim. Therefore, this weeks Thursday File features two brand new midterms DA's as well as answers to potential agenda disads teams might read. The file includes a GOP Good DA with an immigration impact as well as a Dems Good DA with a warming impact. Finally, this weeks Thursday File includes links to all the topic countries and most affirmatives you could possibly debate. Enjoy! This week's file was authored by Chris Carey, a sophomore debater at the University of Kansas. As a college debater, Chris has participated in the outrounds of CEDA, UMKC, and several other tournaments. CFL Thursday File 3 Midterms 5 GOP Good DA 7 ***1NCs 8 1nc Immigration Reform – Econ 9 ***UQ 14 GOP Win 15 GOP Win – at: UQ Overwhelms/Demographics 18 GOP Win – at: Dems Take House 19 ***Links – Country Specific 21 Link – Cuba 22 Link – Cuban Embargo – Latinos 23 Link – Cuban Embargo – General Public 24 Link – Cuba Travel Restrictions 26 Link – Mexico Relations 27 Link – Mexico Oil 28 Link – Mexico NAFTA Reform 29 Link – Mexico Drug Trafficking 30 Link – Mexico Border Security 31 ***Links – Generic 34 Link – Oil Dependence 35 Link – Trade 36 Link – Global Warming 38 ***Link UQ 40 Link UQ – Latino Turnout Low 41 Link UQ – at: Latino Apathy 43 Link UQ – at: Latino Turnout High 44 Link UQ – Enthusiasm/Motivation 45 ***Internals 47 Link – Healthcare 48 Democrats Base Turnout Key 49 Democrats Base Intensity Key 50 Democrats Fundraising Key 51 Latinos Key to Dem Victory 52 at: Foreign Policy Doesn’t Matter 54 at: Healthcare Most Important 55 ***Impacts – Turns Case 57 Turns Case – Conflict Escalation 58 ***Impacts – Immigration 60 2nc/1nr GOP Congress = Immigration 61 CIR K2 LA Relations 64 CIR K2 LA Relations 65 LA Relations – Laundry List 1NC 67 CIR K2 Econ 69 ***at section 72 at: Obamacare Thumper 73 at: Independents Key 74 ***Aff Answers 76 Econ = Top Issue 77 Foreign Policy =/= Matter 78 Link N/U – Latino Turnout High 79 Link N/U – Alt Causes to Low Latino Turnout 80 No Link – Global Warming Link (for warming affs) 81 No Internal Link – at: Dem Turnout Key 82 No Internal Link – at: Latino Turnout 84 No Impact to GOP Congress 85 No Impact to GOP Congress – Immigration 87 No Impact to GOP Congress – Iran Sanctions 88 Dems Good DA 90 ***1NCs 92 1nc Warming 93 ***UQ 97 Dems Win 98 ***Links 100 Link – Unpopular Policies 101 Link – Oil Dependence 102 Link – GOP Obstructionism 103 Link – Foreign Aid Unpopular 104 Link – Mexico Generic 106 Link – Mexico Renewables 107 Link – New Free Trade Agreements 108 Link – Appeasement 110 Link – Liberal Agenda 111 Link – Cuba 112 Link – Cuba Lobby/at: Cuba Poll 113 Link – Venezuela Unpopular 114 ***Impacts – Turns Case 116 Turns Case – Cuba 117 ***Impacts – Warming 119 2nc GOP Congress = Warming 120 Agenda DA’s 124 ***Aff Generic 126 No Pass – Midterms 127 Obama PC Ineffective 129 ***TPA 131 No Pass 132 ***CIR 135 No Pass 136 ***Warming 140 No Pass 141 ***Minimum Wage 143 No Pass 144 ***Unemployment 146 No Pass 147 ***Water Bill 149 UQ Overwhelms – Passage Inevitable 150 Click here to view the article
  6. It appears it is under the "registration" tab of the website which leads you to this registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-national-debate-institute-tickets-9442341297
  7. This Thursday file includes a whole new scenario on the Middle East Peace Process as well as an Immigration Reform DA. In addition, it includes updates on patent reform, minimum wage, tpp, and nsa. As a bonus the file includes a Delay CP (which will solve for all the politics scenarios since most votes are coming up within the next week or so) as well as a DeDev impact turn frontline (since a lot of politics impact scenarios are the economy). http://www.cross-x.c...-file-41020104/ The file was made by Joe Leeson-Schatz, Director of Debate at Binghamton University ***PEACE PROCESS DA***. 2 SHELLS & OVERVIEWS. 3 1NC SHELL. 4 Block Overview.. 8 UNIQUENESS. 9 Uniqueness. 10 ANSWERS TO.. 12 AT: No Brink. 13 AT: Peace Talks Dead. 14 AT: Peace Process Fails. 15 AT: US Involvement Irrelevant. 17 AT: No Timeframe. 19 AT: Can Focus On Multiple Things. 20 AT: Plan Is Irrelevant. 22 AT: No Risk of Escalation. 23 LINKS. 24 Cuba. 25 Venezuela. 26 Mexico. 27 IMPACTS. 28 Iranian Proliferation. 29 Terrorism.. 30 UN Credibility. 31 AFF ANSWERS. 32 Peace Talks Dead. 33 AT: Kerry Says Talks Alive. 35 Palestinians Won’t Negotiate. 36 Peace Talks Bad. 37 ***IMMIGRATION***. 38 SHELLS & OVERVIEWS. 39 1NC Shell 40 UNIQUENESS. 43 Passing Now.. 44 Obama Using PC Now.. 46 Bipartisan Support Now.. 47 ANSWERS TO.. 48 AT: GOP Will Block. 49 AT: Don’t Need Congressional Action. 51 AT: Executive Order Solves. 52 AT: Backlog Prevents Solvency. 53 IMPACTS. 54 Economy. 55 Latin America. 57 Civil Rights. 58 AFF ANSWERS. 59 Won’t Pass. 60 Not Obama’s Agenda. 62 Obama’s PC Use is Bad. 63 ***TPP DA***. 64 UNIQUENESS. 65 April 24th Timeframe. 66 Final Stages Now.. 67 INTERNALS. 68 Congressional Support K2 Passage. 69 Focus Needed for Passage. 71 IMPACTS. 72 Asian Hegemony. 73 AFF ANSWERS. 74 Won’t Pass. 75 Impact Turns. 78 ***MINIMUM WAGE***. 79 UNIQUENESS. 80 Will Pass Now.. 81 April 28th. 82 ANSWERS TO.. 83 AT: Increase Bad for Economy. 84 AT: PC Not Key to Passage. 86 AFF ANSWERS. 87 Won’t Pass. 88 Raise Kills Jobs. 89 No Impact. 91 ***PATENT REFORM***. 92 UNIQUENESS. 93 Will Pass Now.. 94 ANSWERS TO.. 96 AT: Don’t Need Congressional Action. 97 IMPACTS. 98 Economy. 99 AFF ANSWERS. 100 Won’t Pass. 101 Delayed Again. 102 ***NSA REFORM***. 103 UNIQUENESS. 104 NSA Reforms Being Pushed Now.. 105 ANSWERS TO.. 106 AT: XO Solves. 107 AFF ANSWERS. 108 Won’t Pass. 109 Obama’s Proposal Meaningless. 110 Don’t Need Congressional Action. 112 ***GENERIC POLITICS***. 113 ECONOMY UPDATES. 114 Global Economy Strong Now.. 115 Economy Impacts. 116 DeDev Impact Turn. 118 INTERNALS DEBATE. 123 AT: Winners Win. 124 PC IRRELEVANT. 125 Obama Can’t Pass Anything. 126 ***DELAY CP***. 127 SHELL & NOTES. 128 1NC Shell 129 Notes. 130 ANSWERS TO.. 131 AT: Delay CP Bad. 132 AT: Perm – Do Plan In a Month. 135 AT: Perm – Do Both. 136 AT: Timeframe to Solvency Deficit. 137 ADDITIONAL NEG CARDS. 138 Delay K2 Foreign Policy Education. 139 Delay K2 Policy Education. 141 Resolved Means Immediate 142 Click here to view the article
  8. This week's file was written by Joe Schatz the Director of Debate at Binghamton University. Joe has helped build an incredibly successful college program with a long history of success at every level. The file includes 3 full scenarios: Wages, Patent Reform, and NSA Reform. All claim to be coming up to a vote next week. File also includes generic uniqueness updates and immigration updates. http://www.cross-x.c...y-file-4320104/***WAGES DA***. 2 SHELLS & BLOCK OVs. 3 Short Shell 4 Long Shell 7 Short Shell Overview.. 11 Long Shell Overview.. 14 UNIQUENESS. 17 Will Pass Now.. 18 Pushing Now.. 21 Top of Docket. 25 INTERNALS. 26 PC Key to Wage Increase. 27 ANSWERS TO.. 28 AT: Thumpers. 29 AT: GOP Will Block. 30 AT: Will Kill Jobs. 31 AT: Econ Collapse Doesn’t Cause War. 32 AT: No Brink to Econ Collapse. 34 IMPACT SCENARIOS. 36 Impacts - Economy. 37 Impacts - Sexism.. 39 AFF ANSWERS. 40 Non-Unique - Won’t Pass Now.. 41 Non-Unique - No Chance for Compromise. 42 No Impact - States Solve. 43 Impact Turn - Hurts Economy. 44 ***PATENT REFORM DA***. 46 SHELLS & BLOCK OVs. 47 Short Shell 48 Long Shell 51 Universal Overview.. 55 UNIQUENESS. 56 April 8th Timeframe. 57 Passing. 58 AT: Delay On Vote. 60 INTERNALS. 61 PC Key. 62 Obama Pushing. 63 ANSWERS TO.. 65 AT: Reform Doesn’t Solve. 66 AT: Reform Doesn’t Solve (Fee Shifting). 68 AT: Squo Solves. 69 AT: Courts Solve. 70 AT: XO Solves. 72 IMPACT SCENARIOS. 74 Economic Competitiveness. 75 Green Tech. 77 Nanotech. 81 Nanotech (Health). 87 Pharmaceuticals. 90 AFF ANSWERS. 91 Won’t Pass. 92 Patent Reform Kills Economy. 94 No Impact. 96 ***NSA DA***. 98 SHELL. 99 Universal Shell 100 UNIQUENESS. 102 Will Pass Now.. 103 Obama Pushing Now.. 104 Vote Coming Next Week. 106 ANSWERS TO.. 107 AT: NSA Power Solves Terrorism.. 108 AT: Congressional Action Not Needed. 109 AT: NSA Good. 110 IMPACTS. 111 Civil Liberties. 112 EU Alliance. 114 Environment. 117 UN Credibility. 120 AFF ANSWERS. 121 NSA Regulations Don’t Solve. 122 Impact Turn - Trojan Horse. 124 Impact Turn - Hurts Internet Freedom.. 126 Impact Turn - Terrorism.. 127 ***GENERIC POLITICS***. 130 IMMIGRATION UPDATES. 131 Still On Table. 132 Will Pass Now.. 133 Is Dead. 134 No Impact. 135 NEGATIVE. 136 Obama Popularity On Rise. 137 AT: Obama PC On Venezuela Now.. 138 AFFIRMATIVE. 139 No PC Now.. 140 Obama Spending PC On Latin America Now.. 142 LINKS & LINK TURNS. 143 Engagement Popular. 144 Click here to view the article
  9. College won't finalize the actual resolution until July. The general topic area is selected in May. In June a list of possible resolutions is released. After June you can generally begin to do research, but you have to be careful because the resolution vary widely. College teams mostly focus on hosting high school camps in June-July or instructing at camps, and most teams get back together sometime in August to really start working on the topic.
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