matthew rosenblum

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 24 October 2019 1:05 PM EDT

I've been out of debate for about a decade. That means I'm a bit slow, and, while everything is slowly coming back to me, it is in your best interest to keep this bit of information in mind. Be loud and clear or you risk losing me. Do what you're comfortable with, and I'll do my best to accommodate you, but, especially with regard to T and theory (debates on which I never much cared for anyway) my muscles are somewhat atrophied. If given the choice between a debate about the practical implications of public policy and one concerning the underlying epistemological assumptions of the plan, I will usually opt for the second option. My academic background is in critical human geography and my upbringing in the field is highly tied to various strains of social theory (particularly, numerous critical understandings of race, sex/gender, and other axes of social exclusion). With that said, since returning to debate I find myself voting against the K with a fair amount of regularity. Don't pretend to be something you're not. If you're into a more traditional understanding of policy debate then live your truth. I actually really enjoy watching big clash of civilization debates. I love to watch the 2AC spend a lot of time impact turning the K. I think it's fun. I don't necessarily 'hate' traditional policy debate, I just happen to think that our seemingly collective fantasy regarding the existence of the internal link to the politics disad is boring. Entertain me. Go crazy. Be evil. Just be able to defend that strategy. If you really feel like you MUST include framework as a part of your strategy against K teams, my preference is for less of a focus on debate theory and more of a substantive defense of policy making.

To be continued...

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Finals Dougherty Valley SS BASIS Peoria SS Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Octafi Ransom Everglades RT Riverdale Country GM Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS Double Evergreen Valley RP Hawken LB Con Con 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFG R6 Park City EP Walt Whitman WB Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R5 Horace Mann LG ADL LS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R4 Sidwell ZC VDA - Vancouver LW Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R3 BL ZW Montgomery Blair FL Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R2 College Prep SW Carmel CT Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2021-04-17 PFS R1 American Heritage Broward DF Del Norte BS Pro
Texas Open C 2020-02-01 OP R5 UT San Antonio HT Harvard CT Neg
Texas Open C 2020-02-01 OP R1 Kansas MM Wake Forest DH Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Open R6 Iowa CP UNLV AP Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2019-10-25 Nov R4 Wayne State RT Indiana RV Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2019-10-11 PolOp Final Detroit Country Day LM H.H. Dow ST Neg Aff 2-1
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2019-10-11 PolJV R5 Cody Medicine and Health BT Padre Pio FK Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2019-10-11 PolJV R3 Mumford WA Detroit School of Arts CM Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State HS 2019-10-11 PolOp R1 University Prep CH Detroit Country Day LR Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R8 Kentucky KL Samford EG Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R7 UC Berkeley FG Kansas DB Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R5 Harvard BH Michigan HL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R3 Kansas SB Missouri State DL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R2 Michigan FH Trinity GL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2019-09-28 Open R1 UC Berkeley EE Harvard CT Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 CX Semis SA Harlem North Central DD ADL WW Neg Neg 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 CX Quarte ModernBrain CW ADL BB Neg Neg 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 CX R5 SA Harlem North Central DP ModernBrain FD Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 CX R4 ADL WW ModernBrain QY Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 CX R3 ADL WC SA Bronx 2 MB Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 CX R2 SA East Flatbush LK SA Hudson Yards WP Aff
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 CX R1 Harker BV SA East Flatbush LK Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Semifi Eagan PS Ames AM Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Octafi Edina NT Hawken LG Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Hunter BK North Broward Prep KP Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Double Capitol PD Blake GJ Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 DuPont Manual JS Fairmont Prep AC Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 2018-09-07 VPF R5 RTHS Independent HK Orange County Independent AM Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Marist SV American Heritage Boca/Delray DL Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 Dublin Jerome RB Brentwood GG Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 Fairmont Prep PA Cranbrook SK Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Edina NT Cambridge JK Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF Quarte Ivy Bridge BM Potomac GP Pro Pro 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF Octas Ivy Bridge BM Kudos FY Pro Pro 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF R6 Kudos FJ Harker GS Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2018-05-12 PF R5 Ivy Bridge BM NSU FG Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF R4 Potomac CaWu Ivy Bridge MM Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF R3 Young Leaders KT Harker JR Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF R2 Harker MS Young Leaders AB Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2018-05-12 PF R1 Harker JN Potomac GP Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF Quarte College Prep PS DuPont Manual SP Pro Pro 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF Octofi Dougherty Valley NL Northwest Career And Technical GM Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF Runoff Fairmont Prep RK Millard West BS Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R7 Horace Mann MT College Prep BD Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R6 Poly Prep Country Day SS Blake GM Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R5 Potomac AA Dublin AM Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R5 Princeton GH Trinity Prep RH Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R4 Mission San Jose MK Newton South AP Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R3 Plano West Senior FZ Poly Prep Country Day FS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R3 Altamont CZ Westwood LS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R2 Dougherty Valley KB Boca Raton FF Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 SPF R2 Ames OM Institute for Collaborative Education HW Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 GPF R1 Acton-Boxborough AJ Durham DK Pro
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open R2 Harvard GS Kansas FR Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open R1 Kansas BH Oklahoma ZR Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 VPD Octas Chattahoochee AP Lexington RJ Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 VPD JV Sem Westminster SB USN MM Aff Neg 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 VPD R6 Calhoun FG Montgomery Bell TF Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 VPD R5 USN RD Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 NPD R4 Jared Adam MonBel HH Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 NPD R3 USN SF MonBel OY Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2017-09-08 VPD R1 Chattahoochee HZ USN DD Aff
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 CX Dbl Oc 122 137 Aff Aff 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 CX R5 184 107 Aff Aff 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 CX R4 177 108 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 CX R3 191 114 Neg Neg 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 CX R2 156 126 Neg Neg 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 PF R7 Chaparral AR Fremont MP Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 PF R5 Shrewsbury BG Mount Si HP Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 PF R4 Presentation EW Pinecrest HI Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 PF R3 Harker DM St Francis ST Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 PF R2 American Heritage - Plantation BG Harker BW Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 PF R1 Ardrey Kell BT Bronx Science CY Neg