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2018 NDT Round 2- Emory Forman-Gazmararian vs UC Berkeley Ramash-Neelakandan

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Emory read a death gaps Aff that attempted a humanist overhaul of the commoditized system of healthcare that only regards human beings as profitable. 

The Negative, Berkeley Neelakandan-Ramash, read an antiblackness kritik. They claimed that the 1ac's focus on access obfuscates our understanding of "care" and the relational (un)capacity to acknowledge black existence.

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2018 NDT Round One- Northwestern Callahan-Esman vs Texas Bleiweiss-Pabst

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Northwestern Callahan and Esman broke an affirmative stating that the United States federal government should provide universal health insurance without regard to citizenship or legal residence. The 1ac was an ethic of solidarity and relationality toward non-citizens in an attempt to resolve unequal life chances for marginalized people. 

The Negative, Texas Pabst and Bleiweiss, read an actuarialism kritik that criticized the AFF for invoking insurance as a method of subject formation. The aff's use of rules-bound discourse functions as a regime of truth, that upholds risk management not as a neutral position but as a stabilizing factor for current power relations.

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2018 NDT Round One- KU Katz-Robinson vs Indiana Aaronson-Gallina

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This round features the Affirmative Kansas Katz-Robinson defeating Indiana Aaronson and Gallina on a 3-0. The Aff discusses Henrietta Lacks and the theft of her body to heal and suture civil society together through medical innovation.

The negative team read topicality and an Anti-Racism bad kritik

This is a great round for debaters who want to know how to defeat cap and framework from a critical lens. Q was the winner of the 2018 Copeland award (best policy debate team of the season), and she does not disappoint in this round.

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2018 NDT Round One- JMU KW vs Wichita St. WS

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If you want to know the ins-and-outs of a high tech, speedy, gritty, policy round, check out this video. The affirmative breaks a new case- a deontological orientation on human rights regardless of citizenship by passing a national health insurance that applies to everyone in the United States. The negative responds by reading 6 off and case, three DAs, two CPs, and one T argument on National Health Insurance.

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