Logan Guthrie Paradigm

Last changed 3/29 10:02A MST

Logan Guthrie

Arizona State University

I competed in LD for Mountain View High School and now compete in policy debate at ASU

K vs. Policy Affs

- Framework is really important. The K doesn't make much strategic sense if it doesn't re-orient the way I view my ballot or the round itself. Explain why ontological or epistemological considerations come before policy-making

- I generally view the permutation as a test of competition which makes arguments like "moving target" an uphill battle. That being said, if you explain why the permutation is bordering performative advocacy, I am more prone to these arguments

- Alt's don't need to 'solve' the links of the criticism if you win framework. Just explain why the ballot is only a question of orientation, or a referendum on ethics, etc.

K vs. FW

- Both sides should spend a significant amount of time on impact framing. How do I weigh a slight risk of unfairness against the risk of FW reproducing fascism? The debater(s) that answer(s) that question best is probably going to win

- Aff's should provide a clear model of what debate looks like under their counter-interp

- TVA's with an explicit text are more persuasive to me than general assertions that the aff could have been topical

- Slow down for techy analytic dumps. If there are sub-points (a) through (g), and you want me to flow all of them, don't spread at the pace you would when reading cards

K vs. K

- As is the case in theory, comparative analysis is really important. Re-explaining their theory of the world or a particular structure through the lens of your own literature base is persuasive

- Be sure to emphasize the terminal impacts of the kritik(s).

Ex. Neoliberalism is an internal-link, not an impact

Counterplans

- I probably won't be familiar with all of the acronyms and mechanism debates within the topic, so techy CP's should be explained in the 2nc/1nr to a greater degree

Theory

- Unlike most, I don't really have any predispositions regarding theory interps. Go for condo bad, RVI's good, whatever. Win the standards and you have my ballot

- Theory debates can get really messy, especially with competing interps, so comparative analysis or weighing between standards is key. Theory debates shouldn't be decided by who read the most reasons to prefer their mode of debate. Quality > quantity

Random

- Flashing isn't prep

- I usually only read cards if they are flagged

- Please clean up the room before you leave, it helps the tournament directors out a lot

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VLD 2x Canyon Crest Independent JY Pinnacle KA Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VLD 2x Hamilton NK Canyon Crest Independent BP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VLD 3x Canyon Crest Independent DA Hamilton DS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VLD R4 Hamilton DS Brophy CT Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VLD R4 Lake Oswego Senior SZ Mira Loma JH Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 NCX R1 Hamilton JC Cherokee Trail WV Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD F Brophy CP NK Kent Denver DT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD SF Hamilton GM Kent Denver DT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD QF Hamilton GM Tucson JC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX OF College Prep BS Bellarmine College Prep VR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX 2x Presentation VR Bellarmine College Prep VR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NCX R6 Saratoga SS College Prep SM Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R5 Green Valley SR Hamilton RK Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NCX R4 Casady BB Hamilton BK Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NCX R2 Salt Lake City West BN Casady GL Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R1 Hamilton AM Los Alamos AD Aff