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HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of May 23-29, 2016

HOTtopics1. How can El Salvador more effectively combat its gang problem?
2. Will the G7 meeting provide a political boost for Shinzo Abe?
3. Should Portugal and Spain be fined for missing their fiscal targets?
4. Does Burundi need to have good relations with Rwanda?
5. Will Mexico legalize gay marriage?
6. What steps do global health authorities need to take to combat antibiotic resistance?
7. Should Vietnam become a formal ally of the United States?
8. Can Brazil’s new governing party fix the nation’s economic recession?
9. Would the British economy benefit by existing outside of the European Union?
10. Will the EgyptAir Flight 804 crash destroy the Egyptian tourism industry?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of May 23-29, 2016

HOTtopics1. What lessons should California learn from its water crisis?
2. Is President Obama’s new overtime rule bad for workers?
3. Who is the most vulnerable senator of the 2016 election cycle?
4. Is college debt weighing down the U.S. economy?
5. Do American urban areas need more green spaces?
6. Is voter apathy the cause for America’s current political polarization?
7. What will the Obama administration’s legacy be when it comes to issues that affect the African-American community?
8. Do “excessive profits” exist?
9. Would the end of lethal injection mean the end of the death penalty in America?
10. What should Bernie Sanders demand at the Democratic convention?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of May 16-22, 2016

HOTtopics1. What should American conservatism look like?
2. Will President Obama’s argument for trasgender bathroom rights lead to an expansion of private school enrollment?
3. Should federal regulators pay more attention to the activities of Google and Amazon?
4. Will John McCain lose his Senate seat?
5. How will Pfizer’s decision to stop selling drugs for lethal injections impact death penalty practices in the United States?
6. Will personality or policy determine the otucome of the 2016 presidential election?
7. Are long airport screening wait times a national crisis?
8. Can Hillary Clinton afford to lose a significant percentage of blue collar workers in the general election?
9. Has “political correctness” dulled American culture?
10. Should illegal immigrants have access to benefits under the ACA?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of May 16-22, 2016

HOTtopics1. Can the world successfully eliminate extreme poverty in the next two decades?
2. Should Australian states sign treaties with indigenous peoples?
3. Is the Rousseff impeachment saga sexist?
4. Should Russia welcome a Donald Trump presidency?
5. Can the Afghan government’s accord with Hez-i-Islami provide a template for further peace deals?
6. Should Pope Francis allow women to be deacons?
7. Would Latin America benefit from a dose of libertarian economic thinking?
8. Should the Nepali government make further constitutional changes to appease ethnic minorities?
9. Will Venezuela’s economic crisis create a refugee crisis in South America?
10. Is Israeli rhetoric about Iran’s nuclear program overblown?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of May 9-15, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will a new Spanish election produce a governing majority?
2. Should the EU punish members that do not accept their quota of asylum-seekers?
3. How will the ouster of Ahmet Davutoglu affect Turkey’s policy toward Kurdish militants?
4. Was Kenya’s ivory fire an effective step to take against poachers?
5. How can British politicians quell the Scottish nationalist movement?
6. Why is economic growth slowing in sub-Saharan Africa?
7. How should Bitcoin fix its governance structure?
8. Does Mexico need the “3-out-of-3″ law?
9. How dangerous is a nuclear-armed North Korea?
10. Who will win Australia’s elections this July?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of May 9-15, 2016

HOTtopics1. Should the U.S. consider abandoning its allies in Western Europe for a closer relationship with Russia?
2. What supports should states provide to single mothers?
3. Who should Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
4. When, if ever, should juveniles ever be tried as adults in the criminal justice system?
5. Would a “soda tax” reduce America’s growing obesity rate?
6. What role should President Obama play in the 2016 presidential election?
7. How high should the minimum wage be?
8. Should more universities follow Harvard’s policy on single-gender social clubs?
9. Will the FBI recommend an indictment of Hillary Clinton?
10. How would a Trump presidency alter American foreign policy?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of May 2-8, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will large scale protests provide a boon to Donald Trump’s presidential hopes?
2. Should U.S. students take a year off before attending college?
3. Is the U.S. military prepared to fight the wars of the future?
4. Did Ted Cruz pick his vice-presidential nominee too early?
5. How will United Healthcare’s decision to drop out of health insurance exchanges affect the future of the Affordable Care Act?
6. Will the Democratic Party have a “contested convention” this summer?
7. How should the U.S. handle Puerto Rico’s debt crisis?
8. Should the Federal Reserve be concerned about sluggish first quarter GDP growth?
9. What is the biggest challenge facing the U.S. public education system?
10. Should women’s rights constitute a key part of American foreign policy?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of May 2-8, 2016

HOTtopics1. Is Russia really a wounded bear?
2. Will the concept of “global citizenship” become a popular notion over the next century?
3. Would a turn toward the political right do significant damage to the European economy?
4. How can the Iraqi government fight corruption more effectively?
5. Are environmental demands on developing nations a form of neo-imperialism?
6. Is Bangladesh becoming the next battleground in the war on terrorism?
7. Was Germany justified in banning Airbnb?
8. Will communist rule in Cuba continue long after the Castros are gone?
9. Is the West making it harder for Libya to form a unity government?
10. Will China’s new NGO law have significant negative side effects for poorer Chinese communities?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of April 25-May 1, 2016

HOTtopics1. Is Macedonia bound to become the next flare-up in the Western-Russian relationship?
2. Are there any economic benefits to climate change?
3. What are the strategic implications of Japan building a stealth jet?
4. How can Saudi Arabia liberate its economy from dependence on foreign oil exports?
5. Is ISIS a more dangerous terror group than al-Qaeda?
6. Will President Obama’s entrance into the Brexit debate help or hinder pro-EU forces?
7. How will a recent earthquake affect Ecuador’s economy?
8. Will the Freedom Party win the second round of the Austrian presidential election?
9. Should the international community create “safe zones” inside of Syria?
10. Will new UN sanctions against North Korea restrict the communist nation’s nuclear program?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of April 25-May 1, 2016

HOTtopics1. What is one policy position that Donald Trump needs to become more specific about if he wants to win the presidency?
2. How important is a constitutional right to privacy?
3. Should the FBI disclose the security holes in the San Bernardino iPhone to Apple?
4. What fixes should be made to Social Security?
5. Can North Carolina afford to keep its “bathroom bill” on the books?
6. Has Paul Ryan been an ineffective Speaker?
7. Would placing American ground troops in Syria be a mistake?
8. If you were John Kasich, how would you attempt to secure the Republican presidential nomination at the Cleveland convention?
9. Would agreeing to and ratifying the TTIP help the U.S. economy?
10. Does Harriet Tubman deserve to be on the $20 bill?