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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 24-30, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should U.S. movie theaters adopt TSA-style security?
2. Do 2016 presidential candidates need police agendas?
3. Is Scott Walker’s alternative to the ACA feasible?
4. Will Congress pass the Iranian nuclear accord?
5. Should the U.S. encourage a war on the Korean peninsula?
6. Has New Orleans fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina?
7. Should Rand Paul end his presidential campaign?
8. Is America’s immigration policy broken?
9. Should user photographs be placed on EBT cards?
10. Is Ben Carson a better GOP presidential candidate than Donald Trump?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 24-30, 2015

HOTtopics1. Will declining oil revenues do lasting damage to the Scottish independence movement?
2. What modifications should the EU make to the Schengen Area?
3. Can India and Pakistan have a working relationship without resolving the problems in Kashmir?
4. Has the Internet been an empowering tool for the world’s poor?
5. Will snap elections enhance Erdogan’s power?
6. Can the threat of international sanctions end the South Sudanese civil war?
7. Should the international community press Saudi Arabia to take more refugees from Syria?
8. Are rough economic times ahead for the world’s emerging markets?
9. Does China need to impose more regulations on its chemical industry?
10. What is the best way to resolve North and South Korean border tensions?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 17-23, 2015

HOTtopics1. What steps does the international community need to take to combat slavery?
2. Should India rescind the Special Powers Act?
3. How democratic will Venezuela’s December elections be?
4. Was Cameroon’s recent expulsion of Nigerian nationals justified?
5. Is China’s currency devaluation a victory for free market forces?
6. Has Podemos run out of momentum?
7. Is continued unrest in South Sudan in Sudan’s best interest?
8. Should Great Britain cease its pursuit of Julian Assange?
9. What is the best way that Japan can show its Asian neighbors that it feels remorse for its actions during the Second World War?
10. How should Greece handle its growing migrant crisis?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 17-23, 2015

HOTtopics1. Does the Republican Party need a more clearly defined foreign policy agenda?
2. Are drones an environmental hazard?
3. What does the future of Social Security look like?
4. Should more school districts adopt the NEA’s “ten minute” homework rule?
5. If self-driving cars become a reality, should their adoption become mandatory?
6. Should Al Gore seek the presidency?
7. Will the Colorado mine disaster do significant damage to the EPA’s reputation?
8. Does the Democratic National Committee need to hold more presidential primary debates?
9. What role, if any, should the U.S. play in the Afghan peace process?
10. How will China’s currency depreciation affect U.S. monetary policy?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 10-16, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should large corporations offer one year of paid parental leave?
2. Will the SEC’s ruling to require publicly traded companies to disclose pay gaps between CEOs and their workers lead to fairer CEO pay?
3. What role will national security issues play in the 2016 presidential election?
4. Is Hillary Clinton’s college debt restructuring proposal too expensive?
5. Should all U.S. states offer a back-to-school sales tax holiday?
6. How can the cable industry prevent more Americans from “cutting the cord”?
7. Should Howard Schultz seek the Democratic presidential nomination?
8. Did James Holmes deserve the death penalty?
9. Does the “Black Lives Matter” movement have the potential to fracture the Democratic Party?
10. Did the August 6 GOP presidential debate mark the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s front-runner status?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 10-16, 2015

HOTtopics1. Is India’s Naga insurgency over?
2. How should Honduras tackle its drought?
3. Is Rio prepared for the 2016 Summer Olympics?
4. How can Europe’s centre-left parties enhance their popularity?
5. Should Jeremy Corbyn be the new leader of the Labour Party?
6. Is it too late for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
7. Should European countries change their prostitution laws?
8. What military reforms should the Nigerian government pursue?
9. Is Russia’s support for Syria weakening?
10. How would the collapse of Venezuela affect its neighbors?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 3-9, 2015

HOTtopics1. How can African nations improve their conservation efforts?
2. Should Western nations condemn Turkey’s attacks on the PKK?
3. How will the annoucned death of Mullah Muhammad Omar affect the Afghan-Taliban peace talks?
4. Is Great Britain doing enough to strengthen the security of its borders?
5. Will Angela Merkel be able to secure a fourth term?
6. Why are fewer cities willing to host the Olympics?
7. Will the TTP ever pass?
8. Is the Chinese government ill-equipped to handle an economic slowdown?
9. How should the Haitian government deal with repatriated citizens from the Dominican Republic?
10. When should Bank of England raise interest rates?

 

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 3-9, 2015

HOTtopics1. How should other Republican presidential candidates handle Donald Trump?
2. Should the U.S. extradite Walter Palmer?
3. If the Senate votes down the Iranian nuclear deal, will it have negative ramifications for other U.S. foreign policy efforts?
4. Are low interest rates hurting America’s senior citizens?
5. Should Joe Biden seek the presidency?
6. How powerful should campus police be?
7. Will money decide the 2016 presidential election?
8. Should Congress defund Planned Parenthood?
9. Why is U.S. wage growth stagnant?
10. Should Congress grant Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 27-August 2, 2015

HOTtopics1. What role should major American cities play in the fight against climate change?
2. Has sub-Saharan Africa been a neglected part of President Obama’s foreign policy?
3. Can the New Horizons mission reinvigorate NASA?
4. How will the Anthem-Cigna merger affect health insurance markets?
5. Do progressives risk alienating millenials by attacking Uber?
6. Will Gitmo be closed by the end of Obama’s term?
7. What role should the U.S. play in the Ukrainian civil war?
8. Will new U.S. ivory trade regulations help to curtail poaching in Africa?
9. How can the Obama administration better sell the American public on the Iranian nuclear deal?
10. Should Fox News change their Republican presidential debate rules?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of July 27-August 2, 2015

HOTtopics1. Is a falling unemployment rate enough to save Mariano Rajoy’s government?
2. How can Vladimir Putin revive the Russian economy?
3. Who should the British Labour Party choose as its next leader?
4. Does another global tech bubble exist?
5. Should Australia prosecute Adam Brookman for aiding the Islamic State?
6. Does Tunisia’s new anti-terrorism law endanger its fledgling democratic system?
7. Has unrest in the Middle Eastern region as a whole complicated progress toward a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace deal?
8. What concessions should the Afghan government make to the Taliban in ongoing peace negotiations?
9. Is a nuclear arms race in the Middle East inevitable?
10. Are human rights global or are they an instrument of neo-imperialism?