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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of March 2-8, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should the U.S. withdraw all of its embassy personnel from Venezuela?
2. Has Wisconsin lost its progressive edge?
3. How will the Supreme Court rule in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch?
4. Has the Supreme Court become the most efficient part of the U.S. government?
5. Will Rahm Emanuel win re-election?
6. Should the U.S. dismantle pieces of its anti-terror bureaucracy?
7. How will the 2016 presidential primaries affect the ability of Republicans to retain control of the Senate?
8. What role, if any, should President Obama take in the upcoming Israeli elections?
9. Does the CPAC straw poll matter?
10. Will the FCC’s net neutrality ruling survive a legal challenge?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of March 2-8, 2015

HOTtopics1. Is a coup looming in Venezuela?
2. Should developed nations pay for the climate action efforts of developing nations?
3. Will India’s recent budget lead to improved economic growth this year?
4. How activist should German foreign policy be?
5. Is democracy falling apart in the Maldives?
6. How can the international community continue to help female education efforts in the developing world?
7. Should Yemen be partitioned into two countries?
8. What does Boris Nemtsov’s assassination mean for the future of Russian politics?
9. Is economic opportunity the best way to fight extremism?
10. Will Netanyahu’s speech to the U.S. Congress further erode ties between Israel and the United States?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of February 23-March 1, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should the UN name alleged war criminals in the Syrian civil war?
2. Is a global regulatory effort needed to alleviate commercial surrogacy abuses?
3. Has Europe castrophically misread Russia?
4. How should India react to the proposed Sri Lanka-Pakistani nuclear accord?
5. Is the growth of organic farming good for the world?
6. How can child soldiers be removed from the South Sudanese civil war?
7. Did the EU cave into Greece in the latest round of debt talks?
8. Will the Iraqi government’s push to retake Mosul hinder its quest for national unity?
9. What role should China play in Afghan peace negotiations?
10. Can Egypt effectively fight Islamic militants on two fronts?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of February 23-March 1, 2015

HOTtopics1. Is the GOP presidential field stronger than 2012?
2. Will the Fifth Circuit undo President Obama’s executive actions on immigration?
3. Has President Obama properly defined America’s fight against terrorism?
4. Will 2015 be a year of better wage growth in the U.S. economy?
5. Does the Chicago mayoral election show growing fault lines within the Democratic Party?
6. Would the sale of U.S. Foods to Sysco hurt consumers?
7. Why is President Obama enjoying improved approval ratings?
8. Is net neutrality a solution in search of a problem?
9. Can school voucher programs significantly improve the American education system?
10. Will Bruce Rauner’s win his fight against public unions?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of February 16-22, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should Hillary Clinton immediately declare that she is officially running for president?
2. Were the Chapel Hill shootings a hate crime?
3. Was Brian Williams’ punishment appropriate?
4. Should those with concealed firearms be required to purchase a permit?
5. What is the appropriate role of the federal government in cybersecurity matters?
6. Who should the U.S. support in Yemen’s political conflict?
7. Will John Kitzhaber’s resignation help Republicans in Oregon?
8. What impact did John Stewart have on American politics?
9. Is President Obama’s proposed AUMF too vague?
10. What changes should be made to No Child Left Behind?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of February 16-22, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should the EU be worried about Russian influence in Hungary?
2. Is corruption undermining the anti-Ebola effort in West Africa?
3. Will the AMIA case lead to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s resignation?
4. Is the EU issuing too many regulations?
5. Can the GCC solve Yemen’s political crisis?
6. How can Turkey ensure that its ceasefire with the PKK holds?
7. Why did the BJP lose state elections in Delhi?
8. Is Tunisia a model that other Arab countries should emulate?
9. Should India and China view each other as allies or enemies?
10. Is the UN mission in Darfur ineffective?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of February 9-15, 2015

HOTtopics1. Does national sovereignty extend to cyberspace?
2. Is the selection of Sergio Mattarella as Italy’s new president a political victory for Matteo Renzi?
3. Should Britain worry about its growing trade deficit?
4. Yemen: Libya 2.0?
5. Is NATO failing Ukraine?
6. How can Tony Abbott reverse his declining political fortunes?
7. Was Nigeria’s postponment of its presidential vote justified?
8. Should Jordan engage in extensive ground operations against ISIS?
9. Can Aldemir Bendine fix Petrobras?
10. Will economic difficulties unify the Venezuelan opposition?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of February 9-15, 2015

HOTtopics1. Can the ABLE Act serve as a model for bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill?
2. Should colleges ban fraternities and sororities?
3. Can Kevin Orr save Atlantic City?
4. Does the U.S. need to increase the number of H-1B visas?
5. Would raising taxing on capital-gains harm economic growth?
6. What sent RadioShack into bankruptcy?
7. Has the U.S. lost Yemen?
8. How can moderation be restored within the Republican Party?
9. Should states eliminate their non-medical vaccine exemptions for children attending public school?
10. Is President Obama’s outreach toward Iran complicating the fight against ISIS?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of February 2-8, 2015

HOTtopics1. Is the GOP headed for a brokered convention in 2016?
2. Will tax season cause more Americans to turn against the Affordable Care Act?
3. Is political correctness harming liberalism’s appeal?
4. What new position on climate change should the GOP adopt?
5. How can McDonald’s reverse sliding sales?
6. Should the federal gas tax be raised?
7. Is the anti-vaccine movement a threat to public health?
8. Did Jeb Bush force Mitt Romney out of the 2016 presidential race?
9. Will Loretta Lynch be Eric Holder 2.0?
10. Are the U.S. and India natural allies?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of February 2-8, 2015

HOTtopics1. Can a joint AU force wipe out Boko Haram?
2. Is the IMF losing influence?
3. Will Narendra Modi’s banking initiative for the poor succeed?
4. Is Africa facing a public debt crisis?
5. How can Evo Morales have a successful third term?
6. Is Iran’s influence in the Middle East growing?
7. Should Argentina’s Intelligence Secretariat be dismantled?
8. Is Egypt losing its status as a credible mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute?
9. Should the UN brand Russia as a sponsor of terrorism?
10. Will the new Greek coalition government survive 2015?