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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 15th-21st, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should Congress authorize war on ISIS?
2. Is the decriminalization of marijuana a public health hazard?
3. What is the best way to promote the use of alternative fuel sources in the United States?
4. Should American schools crack down on grade inflation?
5. Is Georgia moving outside of the Republican orbit?
6. Why is the minority unemployment rate so high?
7. How should the NFL address domestic violence incidents?
8. Is Mary Landrieu headed for defeat this fall?
9. Does President Obama have the right policy to defeat ISIS?
10. Can larger natural gas reserves help the United States repair its relationship with Latin American nations?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 15th-21st, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should Palestinians join the ICC?
2. How democratic will the post-coup Thailand be?
3. Are Germany’s radical parties getting stronger?
4. Is the new Iraqi government inclusive enough?
5. Should the Chinese government enact new economic stimulus measures?
6. Is Sweden’s liberal attitude toward immigration backfiring?
7. Should Francois Hollande resign?
8. Will Scottish voters say “yes” to independence?
9. Why is Turkey unwilling to assist in the fight against ISIS?
10. Should Venezuela end the Petrocaribe alliance?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 8th-14th, 2014

HOTtopics1. How can Enrique Nieto jump start the Mexican economy?
2. Will the recent Modi-Abe agreements produce a greater benefit for Japan or India?
3. Can China afford not to give Hong Kong free elections?
4. Is Donald Tusk the leader the EU needs?
5. Why does Lesotho matter?
6. Has Great Britain failed to assimilate Muslim immigrants?
7. Is the ICC losing credibility?
8. Will the recent Ukrainian ceasefire lead to the country’s partition?
9. Should Germany run a deficit to help the EU?
10. Will NATO be there for the Baltic states?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 8th-14th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is President Obama wise to delay immigration action until after the midterms?
2. Are America’s leaders out of ideas?
3. Does Bob McDonnell’s conviction significant damage the Republican Party’s image?
4. Have Michelle Obama’s school lunch regulations failed?
5. Can the U.S. defeat ISIS without putting boots on the ground?
6. Is the sun setting on the American empire?
7. Should the GOP worry about third party candidates in this year’s midterms?
8. How can the nation’s police forces become more diverse?
9. Would increasing the wages for fast food workers to $15 an hour benefit the economy?
10. Is “corporate desertion” a winning issue for Democrats?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 1st-7th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is another government shutdown on the horizon?
2. How can coastal states generate more affordable housing?
3. Is America’s immigration system broken?
4. How can America have a serious conversation about race?
5. Will 2014 be a “wave election”?
6. Is California prepared for “the big one”?
7. Why is Sam Brownback struggling to win re-election?
8. Should the U.S. lower its corporate tax rate?
9. Will “affirmative consent” laws significantly curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses?
10. Should the U.S. back Bashar al-Assad?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 1st-7th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is the House of Representatives or the GNC the legitimate government of Libya?
2. What is the biggest challenge that Turkey’s economy faces?
3. Is Ollanta Humala’s influence waning?
4. Are multinational institutions a threat to democracy?
5. Is the recent Gaza conflict over?
6. Can Alain Juppe defeat Nicholas Sarkozy in 2017?
7. Is the Brazilian government doing enough to protect the rights of indigenous tribes?
8. Should the 2018 World Cup be taken away from Russia?
9. Is deflation a looming threat to the eurozone?
10. If Scotland became independent, should they adopt the euro?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 25th-31st, 2014

HOTtopics1. Will Pakistan’s military stage a coup?
2. What changes does Uber need to make to its service?
3. How will the Ebola outbreak affect the world economy?
4. Should the Bank of Canada raise interest rates?
5. Are austerity policies having a negative effect on the eurozone?
6. Can Mahamat Kamoun quell ethnic and religious violence in the Central African Republic?
7. How can Venezuela remedy food shortages?
8. The Syrian Civil War: Was Putin right?
9. How can African nations best meet their energy needs?
10. Is Grace Mugabe the next leader of Zimbabwe?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 25th-31st, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
2. What does Ferguson reveal about the state of American race relations?
3. Sarah Palin: Does she still matter?
4. Should Alaska enact oil tax reform?
5. How should America’s schools handle new demographic changes?
6. Why do so many Americans suffer from food insecurity?
7. Should Chelsea Manning be offered gender treatment?
8. How can McDonald’s improve sales in the United States?
9. Should the U.S. government pay ransoms to terrorist groups?
10. How will the indictment of Rick Perry impact the Texas gubernatorial race?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 18th-24th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Does the U.S. need a manned space program?
2. Is ISIS an immediate threat to the United States?
3. Should online communications enjoy a higher form of privacy protection?
4. Is legal pot a public health menace?
5. Should the U.S. place an arms embargo on Israel?
6. Does President Obama need a more defined foreign policy doctrine?
7. Will Scott Walker be re-elected?
8. Does the militarization of police forces pose a constitutional threat?
9. Should redistricting powers be taken away from state legislatures?
10. Is it in Hillary Clinton’s best interest to distance herself from President Obama?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 18th-24th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Has the Arab Spring morphed into the Jihad Spring?
2. What effect will the death of Eduardo Campos have on the Brazilian presidential election?
3. Should Nawaz Sharif call for new elections?
4. How can the Colombian government reduce tensions in La Guajira province?
5. Should an experimental Ebola vaccine be fast tracked?
6. What steps should the ECB take to raise economic growth in the eurozone?
7. Can welfare states handle large numbers of illegal migrant workers?
8. Will the Iranian nuclear talks continue after November?
9. Is the Mexican oil industry a good investment?
10. What does the future hold for the British Army?