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Found 103 results

  1. How do I answer the neg argument that immigration doesn't solve aging? I am specifically looking at Camarota 16.
  2. m1chaelw11

    Dual Loyalty Aff

    "Technically, the US allows for dual citizenship. And yet, we also require immigrants to take a loyalty oath of exclusivity. Getting rid of that condition on immigration seems like a solid squirrel case that's readable in front of judges of all types, to me. For offense, look to criticisms of the notion of "dual loyalty", which is a phrase often used by the xenophobic, and claim the loyalty oath perpetuates such notions. If you want to get even more specific, you could remove a specific sentence from the loyalty oath and leave the rest of it." Why is this plan necessary in the context of the U.S. government? Why is the argument of xenophobia important to the U.S.? How do you know that removing the oath will solve anything? Does the oath bind them by law, or can they ignore it anyways? If it does bind them, what if many people are already ignoring it? Technically: U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one nationality or another. A U.S. citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to his or her U.S. citizenship. Dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country. They are required to obey the laws of both countries, and either country has the right to enforce its laws. Can you make a strong enough case that the oath trumps what the U.S. clearly stipulates? I would love to use this plan, but I'm not sure how.
  3. MattYee

    Planless Aff?

    So, I compete in a primarily stock/comms area and am interested in running a K-Aff. I found one that I like but it doesn't have a plan. I'm sure this is a novice question but how would I go about running a case without a plan? Also, how do I defend T? How does the USFG substantially reduce anything?
  4. misrap354

    2018-2019 AFF list

    Has anyone starting a running list off known camp affs on this topic?it would gladly help if you could share im kinda out of the loop rn
  5. MattYee

    wtf is Quantum Life

    therin lies my question. the case is incredibly verbose to the point that it is difficult to comprehend.
  6. Ktyler

    Affirmatives Worth Trying?

    I’ve gone through the squirrel cases, like anarchy in America, America annexes the world, open borders with a communism adv, the list goes on. Does anyone have an aff that might be worth running?
  7. XrossEcramination

    Affs For Next Year(Immigration)

    What affs do y'all think people will run next year. K and Policy.
  8. nuuttisaward

    Kritikal affs for new topic

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for any obscure kritikal affs, right now I am trying to come up with something along the lines of lgbtq+ migrants.
  9. Jullianv1

    wtf is the guam aff

    sos whats the guam aff- how do I respond to it?
  10. KarlLikeMarx

    Venezuela Nanotechnology Aff?

    So my friend is getting ready for the state tournament and asked me if I could help him write an aff for outrounds if they make it. I've been doing some research and have found a few good cards about Venezuelan nanotechnology, but not much. Does anyone think this could be a viable aff to run? Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you'd like, I can PM you what I've got so far.
  11. ahen

    IRS surveillance aff

    Recently I hit an IRS case and they only gave us a paper copy which they took back after the round was over, I flowed it but I was wondering if there is a brief or file online that has the case so I could take a closer look for my team's frontline against it.
  12. CaptainDebate

    Ocean Baylor Briefs

    Okay, so in my area there is a specific collection of teams who are consistently running AFFs from Baylor Briefs. Does anyone have any information on those? Perhaps a table of contents of some sort. I really just need to know what AFFs are discussed so I can prep them. Thanks, yo.
  13. radicalsubjectivity

    most common affs this year?

    context - i used to do policy at my school, but now I'm doing LD. i now have a novice team that is going to Harvard, and would love for them to do awesome to restart my school's policy team, but I can't help them all that much because I haven't been competing this year. it would be awesome if someone could post like the top/most common 20/30 affs this year so we know where to focus our prep, thanks in advance!!
  14. jai127


    I pretty much understand how to use Baudrillard on the neg, but I was wondering how an aff for that would function. I'm aiming for a disaster porn-esque sort of argument, but is there anything else that would work reasonably well (instead of disaster porn). Any literature that actually makes sense would be much appreciated! Pls help me I'm using it for parli not policy so you won't get it run on you
  15. PcsJoslinJJ


    <script> </script> Hey, so i was looking at the Dartmouth STEM AFF and im kinda confessed as to why the plan text specifies that ESSA should fully fund title II and IV? the solvency cards are kinda no the best so why specify The United States federal government should fully fund grants for primary and secondary STEM education, including an emphasis on climate change and evolution, authorized by Title II and Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
  16. kylerbuckner

    Cutting Blocks?

    My partner and I are the only team from our school, and have problems keeping up with the research burden for circuit debate. We plan on breaking a new aff at our next tournament, but are having difficulties given it's incredibly hard and time consuming to cut blocks for every off case position. What is the best way/most efficient method of cutting blocks? Any tricks? Is it better for the long run to create a giant 2AC masterfile with generic answers to all off case then filter in specific answers as you cut them? What does a 'generic K frontline' look like if you don't read a plan text?
  17. ConsultVerminSupreme

    Quantum Mechanics Aff

    So Loyola has this interestingly weird affirmative (I've never hit it) the "Quantum mechanics Aff" They have it publicly listed and attached on the wiki, so I'm attaching it here. How would you go about responding to this aff. Teams that I know have competed against this aff have gone with the boring Cap + Framework strategy but not too thrilled about that.... Loyola-Gray-Nelson-Aff-Fullerton-Octas.docx
  18. queenofdisaster

    philippines aff

    hey all! i've been cutting a philippines decol/identity aff, but i need a little (jk, a lot) help on it. i mainly need help with tying the aff to the topic and making it "topical" (as in, engagement with china) thank you all! : )
  19. ConsultVerminSupreme

    Court rules NSA Metadata illegal

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/politics/nsa-telephone-metadata-illegal-court/ Just throwin it out there for those who don't already know
  20. NonU

    New affs

    So my NFL qualifying tournament is coming up this weekend, I was wondering for those of your that have already had yours, what new/squirrelly affirmatives and plan texts have you seen. Also any new DA's?
  21. Debater89012347089

    Critique my Aff

    With districts coming up I wish to call on the community for help. I would like to know what you would run against it, how I could better it, or anything else you believe would be helpful. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks Fukushima Case Updated.docx
  22. Brev

    Taiwan Aff for China topic

    What would be a possible Taiwan aff for the China topic?
  23. Hi y'all. I was hoping someone could give me a couple of teams that run/have run algae biofuels this year (specifically with a warming contention). If possible, teams who run OMEGA would be great. Thanks!
  24. Does anyone know what aff would use that plan text?