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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 22-28, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will Donald Trump’s campaign team shakeup work?
2. Is the American middle class experiencing a comeback?
3. What is behind the growing numbers of women in prison?
4. Will the U.S. economy grow more in 2017 than it has this year?
5. Has President Obama mishandled his response to the Louisiana flooding?
6. How can urban areas recruit more teachers?
7. Are fixed bail amounts unconstitutional?
8. Will the Iran ransom payment but more Americans at risk?
9. Does the U.S. need another constitutional convention?
10. Is it too late for Donald Trump to make an appeal to African-American voters?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 22-28, 2016

HOTtopics1. Were Zambia’s elections free and fair?
2. Did Brazil stage a successful Summer Olympics?
3. Should the Philippines leave the UN?
4. How should Japan respond to China’s declaration of “red lines” in the South China Sea?
5. What effect will the appointment of Urjit Patel at governor of the Reserve Bank of India have on the Indian economy?
6. How should Nigeria handle a growing food crisis in its northeast regions?
7. Should French communities repeal bans of burkinis?
8. How can Israel better deter Palestinian rocket attacks?
9. Has Russia become the new Iran?
10. How might a closer Turkish-Russian relationship affect the Syrian Civil War?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 15-21, 2016

HOTtopics1. How can Italy ease global worries about its banking sector?
2. What reforms should be made to international adoption procedures?
3. Why has Vietnam become one of the fastest growing economies in the world?
4. Is Egypt the key to a brighter political and economic future for the Middle East?
5. Should Nepal align its foreign policy in a more Sino-friendly direction?
6. Does South Sudan need more UN peacekeepers?
7. How can corporations best fix security vulnerabilities?
8. Why are ratings for the Summer Olympics so low?
9. Is family planning the key to developing a stronger middle class in Africa?
10. How will the retirement of Sergei Ivanov affect Russian politics?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 15-21, 2016

HOTtopics1. Would Hillary Clinton’s infrastructure plan improve the U.S. economy?
2. Does the U.S. need to break up the country’s four major airlines?
3. Can ticket splitting help Republicans save their Senate majority?
4. Was the U.S. foreign policy establishment responsible for the rise of ISIS?
5. Do American universities need more ideological diversity?
6. Would it be in Donald Trump’s best interest to release his tax returns?
7. Should more U.S. states pass “right to die” legislation?
8. Did Bill Bratton significantly improve the NYPD?
9. How could states enact a voter ID requirement that would pass constitutional muster?
10. Could the Libertarians win electoral votes in 2016?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 8-14, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will Massachusetts new employment legislation greatly assist in the narrowing of the gender pay gap?
2. Is President Obama playing too much of a role in the 2016 presidential election?
3. Are U.S. cities doing enough to combat air pollution?
4. What reforms should the U.S. make to corporate governance regulations?
5. Should American schools adopt four day school weeks?
6. What should Verizon do with Yahoo?
7. Will the 2016 presidential election produce a significant political realignment?
8. Have free trade policies been a net negative for the U.S. economy?
9. Does the new U.S. jobs report brighten the nation’s economic outlook?
10. Have events of the past week sunk Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 8-14, 2016

HOTtopics1. Should Britain’s Labour Party choose Owen Smith as its next leader?
2. Is Robert Mugabe losing his grip on power?
3. Can social media cure corruption in the developing world?
4. Is the Chinese government doing enough to combat flooding?
5. What ails Taiwan’s economy?
6. Is ISIS making inroads in Afghanistan?
7. How can South Korea’s government increase support for the deployment of THAAD battery
system?
8. Would a loosening of immigration controls bolster the Japanese economy?
9. How can internationalists defend their worldview in an increasingly nationalistic
world?
10. Should IOC permanently relocate future Summer Olympics to Greece?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 1-7, 2016

HOTtopics1. Can Italy’s Five Star Movement win Italy’s next national election?
2. How will Venezuela’s economic difficulties affect Cuba?
3. Does the expulsion of Russian athletes from the Summer Olympics make the Games illegitimate?
4. How can the Canadian government improve commerce across its provinces?
5. Will the trial of Lula da Silva weaken leftist political forces in Brazil?
6. Should Indonesia continue its practice of executing drug traffickers?
7. What steps does Pakistan need to take to stop “honor killings”?
8. How will a recent wave of terror attacks affect German politics?
9. Will Thai voters approve a military-friendly constitution?
10. How can the West ensure that Erdogan does not destroy Turkish democracy?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 1-7, 2016

HOTtopics1. Has President Obama failed to monitor and build the infrastructure of the Democratic Party during his tenure in office?
2. Is cheap oil maintaining U.S. economic growth?
3. Should more U.S. schools move to a 1:1 model?
4. Can Bill Clinton help Hillary Clinton win back lower class white voters?
5. How will Roger Ailes departure from Fox News affect the channel’s future?
6. Should the Commission on Presidential Debates lower the threshold of support that third party candidates need to acquire to participate?
7. If the Republicans keep the House in 2016, will Paul Ryan win another term as Speaker of the House?
8. Should the EPA issue new regulations on the natural gas industry?
9. Would a Donald Trump presidency significantly alter American foreign policy toward Russia?
10. Will Pennsylvania be the state that decides the 2016 presidential election?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 25-31, 2016

HOTtopics1. Is the Republican Party becoming more unified behind its presidential nominee than their Democratic counterparts?
2. How can African nations better protect property rights?
3. Is de facto segregation the primary cause of police-minority tensions?
4. Have recent Wikileaks revelations greatly harmed Democrats electoral hopes?
5. Should communities embrace Pokemon Go?
6. How should American cable companies adapt to customers “cutting the cord”?
7. Would the adoption of national education standards increase student achievement?
8. Was Tim Kaine a good vice presidential choice?
9. Should the U.S. remove nuclear weapons from Turkey?
10. Did Ted Cruz destroy his future presidential prospects at the Republican National Convention?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of July 25-31, 2016

HOTtopics1. Is Turkey in the midst of two coups?
2. Can the “On the Move” movement fix France?
3. Is Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to resign doing significant damage to the Labour Party?
4. Can Angela Merkel’s government survive continued terror incidents?
5. Will growing corruption allegations force Benjamin Netanyahu to resign?
6. How can African nations better protect property rights?
7. Will Mozambique go bankrupt in 2017?
8. How can the international community prevent overfishing?
9. What should John Cryan do to fix Deutsche Bank?
10. Will China’s ongoing media crackdown create a backlash against the Communist Party?