Jonass Placitis Paradigm

Last changed 11/4 12:01P EDT

Assistant Debate Coach - Niles North

Former Niles West and MSU debater
Late elims of multiple National Circuit tournaments + TOC - Senior Year

Paradigm Update re: Kritiks - 11/28/16

I feel it necessary to be a bit more specific with regards to kritik debates.  I have absolutely no issues with kritiks in general - I think they're an absolute necessity for a comprehensive analysis of any policy/topic.  However, I do take issue with how kritiks are deployed these days.  In a lot of debates I see a striking lack of specific link analysis, along with an absence of turns case arguments based on those links.  You should ask yourself this question before any speech which includes extending a kritik: Could I give this speech against any aff, or is my speech/links/overview specific to the aff at hand (and its particular impacts and advantages)?  I'm not sure what happened over the past 2 or 3 years, but people need to get back into tailoring their kriticisms to the specific aff being debated.  Ask yourself this as well: why not be more specific?  Specificity is the best way to take your kritik debating to the next level.

^ You won't be penalized in any way for not doing this - just a thought. ^

Paradigm Proper

I'm very open-minded when it comes to debate, by which I mean that I will listen to any argument and evaluate it as long as it is explained and impacted throughout the round. Do not take this statement as an indication that I don't know anything about debate - I just don't see the value in specifying how I perceive each component of each type of argument. 

That being said, I do have some specific argumentative preferences and thoughts on the current direction of policy debate. I truly believe in the importance of stasis in debate rounds, and while I would never mandate that any team has to read a straight-up USFG policy aff with a plan text I do believe in the importance of being somewhat connected to the topic. When I say connected to the topic I don't mean, to provide a broad and somewhat extreme example, "we said the word 'China' or 'engagement' during our 1AC" but rather a concerted and concise effort at increasing relevant education for the topic with whatever distinct mechanism you choose. Once you decide to go down that road (i.e. advocacy statement etc.) I think the discussion should then revolve around whether or not the mechanism of the aff sheds new light on the typical USFG approach and its impact on the government and whether or not the education that the aff brings to the table is relevant and can be negated based on this relevance. I find the approach of acting as if we can just completely sidestep the government and its bad practices very problematic - the government is here to stay and it unquestionably plays a large role in shaping society and oppression, and thus you can feel free to not advocate a policy action through the USFG but you'd better justify that approach. 

*This is not to say that you should feel uncomfortable reading these kinds of arguments in front of me*

On the Framework side of the debate: I don't understand the disdain that now exists for Framework as an argument.  The only explanation I have is that people are just bad at running Framework.  If run correctly, I think Framework debate creates some of the most fruitful and beneficial debates possible for this activity.  Framework is properly argued as a critique of Methodology, not some sort of abstract Topicality argument.  Any Framework extension should devote a large amount of time to a Topical version of the Aff, and your impacts and turns case analysis should be based around the aff's deviation from said topical version of the aff.  

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 BO Fin BBTV Martinez & Libenson BBTV Jain & Pham Aff Neg on a 2-1
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 Quarte NSW Hammond & O'Malley FGJL jo & Miller Neg Neg on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 Octa FGJL jo & Miller CEWB Perez & Stamenkovic Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 R4 CEWB Perez & Stamenkovic CEWB Ceska & Puerto Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 R3 CEWB Roytburg & Roytburg BBTV Flashner & Jayanthi Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 R2 BBTV Zacks & Garcia BBTV Cherf & Ingwer Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/8/2018 R1 BBTV Jain & Pham FGJL Candelario & Castro Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX Finals Harker SB Kudos CL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX Semis SA Midtown West AH Harker SB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX Quarte Montgomery Bell PT Harker SB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R5 Harker SB Montgomery Bell PT Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R3 SA Harlem West BT SA Bed-Stuy BV Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R2 Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies GT SA Ditmas Park PT Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/13/2018 CX R1 Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies GG SA Hudson Yards NS Aff
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX Octos New Trier EK Northside College Prep PO Aff Aff on a 3-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R5 New Trier EK Glenbrook North FF Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R4 Maine East MR Jones CP EN Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R3 Northside College Prep PO Whitney Young MM Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R2 Evanston Township RH Lane Tech CM Neg Neg on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX Qtrs WalPay AL NewTri AP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R5 NorCP CK Homewo KW Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R4 NewTri KT WalPay KK Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R1 GleNor JN NorCP MW Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R6 Glenbrook North CL Walter Payton CP YR Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R5 Glenbrook North JK Walter Payton CP LA Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R3 Glenbrook North BF New Trier GL Neg
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R2 Northside CP OP Walter Payton CP VB Aff
ETHS Superb Owl 2/2/2018 CX R1 Walter Payton CP KK Glenbrook North JR Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF Octos Iowa City West TK Glenbrook North KR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R6 Pace NH Berkeley Prep WK Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R5 Glenbrook North FF Chattahoochee AP Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R1 Glenbrook North KR Iowa City West JW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX Octos New Trier AK Montgomery Bell GH Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX Octos Westminster KS New Trier MS Neg Neg on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R6 Walter Payton CP LA Lane Tech MC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R3 New Trier KE Chicago Lab LP Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R2 Whitney Young GP Berkeley Prep KK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R1 Westminster MG Maine East LB Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/21/2017 JV R4 Homewood-Flossmoor GW Glenbrook North GS Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/21/2017 JV R3 Oak Park and River Forest JM Solorio UV Aff
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/21/2017 JV R1 Glenbrook North PR Homewood-Flossmoor BK Aff
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open Octas Peninsula JK Iowa City West TK Aff Neg on a 2-1
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open Double Blue Valley North MM Head Royce DH Aff Neg on a 2-1
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R6 Glenbrook North CL Okemos RR Aff
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R5 Iowa City West ES Westminster KP Neg
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R3 Northside CP OP Chattahoochee AA Aff
Trevian Invitational former New Trier Season Opener 10/7/2017 Open R1 Meadows NS Glenbrook North NN Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R4 LinPar Gorshko & Murray MaiEas Mani & Ng Aff
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R3 NilWes Ahmed & Youmamaran Solori Melero & Uribe Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R2 LinPar Inojosa & Soto GleSou Kosack & Frese Neg
Novice JV Opener Glenbrook South 9/23/2017 JVCX R1 Solori Vazquez & Hernandez NilWes Truax & Bolchi Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX Double Glenbrook North FF Westminster RD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R6 Jesuit CP HM Emporia BM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R4 Connally BW Glenbrook North KR Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R2 Kapaun Mount Carmel LP New Trier EK Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R1 Peninsula JK Presentation RA Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Semis Northside CP OP Glenbrook North KR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Octas Chicago Lab LP Northside CP OP Neg Neg on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Dbls Northside CP HM Chicago Lab SB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 6 Rosemount SH South HS - Minneapolis PF Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 5 Glenbrook North DJ Chicago Lab HU Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 4 Solorio UM Chicago Lab CS Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 3 Maine East BL New Trier JM Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 2 New Trier CP South HS - Minneapolis MS Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 1 Minneapolis Washburn PE Solorio CC Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 NCX Semis NilNor KS OakPar GH Aff Neg on a 2-1
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 JVCX Qtrs EvaTwp HR NorPre RS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 JVCX Octas WhiM. JX NewTri EK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 JVCX R5 NorPre CL WalPay WW Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 JVCX R4 NilNor MN NorPre HM Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JVNovice State 3/10/2017 JVCX R2 EvaTwp CJ GleNor BD Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 CX R5 1000 1002 Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 LD R4 2011 2004 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX Quarte Lansing BW Washburn Rural PR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R6 Lansing BW Glenbrook North KR Aff
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R5 Marquette Univ TW Washburn Rural KP Neg
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R4 Washburn Rural EE Blue Valley Southwest FZ Neg
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R3 Washburn Rural PR Chicago Lab Schools BH Aff
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R2 Whitney M. Young Magnet CJ Glenbrook North BD Neg
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R1 West Des Moines Valley GC Glenbrook North FL Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX QUR Whitney M. Young Magnet JX New Trier JM Neg Neg on a 2-1
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX OCT Northside Prep KS New Trier JM Neg Neg on a 2-1
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R6 New Trier BB Glenbrook North DN Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R5 New Trier ES Northside Prep CV Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R4 Glenbrook North KK Lane Tech AD Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R3 Thomas Kelly CC Northside Prep MR Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 2/3/2017 VCX R2 Lane Tech SJ Walter Payton Prep We Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX Sextos Kinkaid BR Gulliver Prep MP Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R7 Pace MK Rufus King GP Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R6 Cypress Bay KK Greenhill MK Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R5 Kapaun Mount Carmel HE Kinkaid BR Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R4 Gulliver Prep MP Kapaun Mount Carmel LS Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R3 Peninsula TW Lexington ZG Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R2 Wayzata BH Peninsula JK Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R1 Iowa City ZT Kapaun Mount Carmel PW Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/8/2016 Open Rd 6 Evanston Township MM Marquette University AT Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/8/2016 Open Rd 4 Glenbrook North CR Fullerton Union GK Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/8/2016 Open Rd 3 Glenbrook North FZ Lane Tech College Prep H.S. EH Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/8/2016 Open Rd 2 Traverse City Central CM Glenbrook North KW Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/8/2016 Open Rd 1 Niles North MG Wayzata MJ Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Octas Minneapolis Washburn DK New Trier ES Aff Aff on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Dbls West Des Moines Valley GT Chicago Lab Schools BH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 6 Glenbrook North DB West Des Moines Valley GT Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 4 Glenbrook North LZ Maine East H.S. BL Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 3 Glenbrook North MW Chicago Lab Schools BH Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/9/2016 POL Rd 2 Whitney M. Young Magnet MW New Trier GN Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 VCX QUR Niles North MW Lane Tech RZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 VCX R6 Oak Park-River Forest CJ Glenbrook North JL Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 VCX R4 Lane Tech CJ Chicago Lab Schools HB Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 VCX R3 Walter Payton CP WP Northside CP SH Aff
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 VCX R2 New Trier RC Glenbrook North LM Neg
ETHS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/29/2016 VCX R1 Glenbrook North NS Lane Tech RZ Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R6 Northview KJ Marist RS Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R5 Cathedral Preparatory HK Oakwood WP Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R4 Wylie E. Groves LW Niles North ZS Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R3 Woodward AH Chattahoochee RX Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R2 Woodward HP USN MG Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R1 New Trier HS Woodward KP Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX Sextos Law Magnet JG Montgomery Bell JC Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R7 Grapevine WB Chicago Lab Schools WD Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R6 Walter Payton CP MS Winston Churchill WM Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R5 Neenah DD Von Steuben CE Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R4 Montgomery Bell JC Law Magnet GT Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R3 Cedar Rapids Washington MM Okemos RZ Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R2 Pace FM Jesuit CP BR Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R1 Pace MT Bloomington Jefferson CW Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX Double Glenbrook South RS Lexington SM Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R7 Montgomery Bell BN Glenbrook South MD Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R6 Chattahoochee MZ Detroit Country Day MG Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R5 Glenbrook North FK Northside CP BE Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R4 Iowa City West TR H.H. Dow OM Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R3 Lexington HL Glenbrook North CR Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R2 Highland Park Senior BD Northside CP JS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R1 Glenbrook South DS Montgomery Bell CJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R7 Pace AM Iowa City West HR Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R6 Chamblee Charter AP WDM Valley DS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R5 Mona Shores AW Glenbrook North ST Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R4 Traverse City Central CC Pace FL Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R3 Homewood-Flossmoor LS Glenbrook South SB Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R2 Homewood-Flossmoor FR Glenbrook South CL Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R1 Chattahoochee CZ Maine East LL Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R7 West Bloomfield high school OW New Trier GH Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R6 Glenbrook South OS Glenbrook North Ho Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R5 Iowa City West WS Johns Creek SX Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R4 Chattahoochee SS H.H. Dow HH Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R3 Seaholm HG Highland Park TX IT Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R2 Johns Creek NR Maine East BP Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R1 Iowa City West BT Glenbrook South Ke Aff