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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 26-October 2, 2016

HOTtopics1. Have race relations grown worse during the Obama presidency?
2. Is the U.S. headed for another government shutdown before the end of the year?
3. Should native Hawaiians enjoy the same status as Native Americans?
4. Will self-driving cars become the norm by 2020?
5. Is another credit bubble growing in the U.S. economy?
6. Does the U.S. need to significantly change its foreign policy toward North Korea?
7. How would the next president’s Supreme Court picks be impacted if the Republican Party manages to keep control of the Senate?
8. Is the Charlotte violence a boon to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign?
9. Should the Republican National Committee do more to support Kelly Ayotte?
10. Will the first presidential debate decide the 2016 election?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 26-October 2, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will Myanmar flourish without American sanctions?
2. Has Vladimir Putin made Russia stronger or weaker?
3. Is nuclear instability rising in the world?
4. Has Joseph Kabila undermined the Congo’s democracy?
5. Are drone strikes the best way to fight al-Qaeda?
6. Should France demolish the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais?
7. Is the Philippines using the right approach in its war on drugs?
8. Should Israel receive observer status within the African Union?
9. How can Jeremy Corbyn re-unify the British Labour Party?
10. Should world leaders encourage more dialogue between Christian and Muslim groups?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 19-25, 2016

HOTtopics1. How can UN peacekeepers better protect civilians in war zones?
2. Can the Alternative for Germany Party become a significant player in German national politics?
3. Should more nations follow France’s ban on plastic cups and plates?
4. Is China’s growing corporate debt becoming a threat to its economic standing?
5. Should developing nations abandon the Non-Aligned Movement?
6. What role should the United Nations play concerning the treatment of refugees and migrants by member states?
7. Is a war brewing between Israel and Syria?
8. Would the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn condemn the British Labour Party to a generation of irrelevance?
9. Why did United Russia win the Russian parliamentary elections?
10. Is “total victory” possible in the Syrian Civil War for either side?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 19-25, 2016

HOTtopics1. Should the Dakota Access oil pipeline project be stopped?
2. Can the “birther” issue rejuvenate Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign?
3. Should the next presidential administration investigate Wall Street bankers?
4. How many seats will the Democrats win in this year’s House elections?
5. Should people who are freed from mental institutions be allowed to own firearms?
6. How is social media reshaping American politics?
7. Should the President of the United States be paid more?
8. How can the U.S. increase the chances of an Israeli-Palestinian peace?
9. What will be President Obama’s foreign policy legacy?
10. Was the recent New York City bombing an act of terrorism?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 12-18, 2016

HOTtopics1. Would freer trade be a boon for the world’s farmers?
2. Is Spain’s political mess a blessing in disguise?
3. Would the ratification of the TPP be a setback for global climate change goals?
4. Is Boko Haram in decline?
5. Should more countries ban the ivory trade?
6. How will Brexit affect the European Investment Bank?
7. Should India vacate Kashmir?
8. Will the U.S.-Russian deal significantly reduce violence in Syria?
9. How should China respond to North Korea’s recent nuclear test?
10. What healthcare reforms does Great Britain need to implement?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 12-18, 2016

HOTtopics1. Did the U.S. Department of Education violate ITT Tech’s due process rights?
2. Will the expansion of biometric collections at America’s borders make the country safer from terrorism?
3. Should the U.S. embrace offshore wind energy?
4. What is the most important Senate race of the 2016 elections?
5. Is America resegregating?
6. What would a Trump presidency mean for public education?
7. Have U.S.-Iranian relations improved or deteriorated during the Obama presidency?
8. Do Gary Johnson’s comments on Aleppo disqualify him for the presidency?
9. Will athlete protests harm the NFL’s public image?
10. How can Hillary Clinton regain momentum?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 5-11, 2016

HOTtopics1. Was Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico a success?
2. How can more economic prosperity be brought to America’s black community?
3. Will Tropical Storm Hermine affect the U.S. presidential campaign?
4. Does the U.S. need to expand Social Security benefits?
5. Should the Department of Homeland Security oversee the 2016 elections?
6. Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates by the end of 2016?
7. How will the FAA’s new drone rules affect the U.S. economy?
8. Will the Libertarian Party peel off enough votes to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president?
9. How can U.S. states reduce gun suicides?
10. Are U.S. union struggles tied to their stance on immigration?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 5-11, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will the G-20 be sidetracked by Asia’s territorial disputes
2. Has Israel successfully repaired relations with Turkey?
3. Will Duterte utilize his “state of lawlessness” decree to abet his “war on drugs”?
4. How should Uzbekistan move on from the presidency of Islam Karimov?
5. Will Dilma Rousseff’s ouster pave the way for significant economic reforms?
6. Is it inevitable that Spanish voters will head to the polls for a third time this year?
7. Can an international arms embargo end the violence in South Sudan?
8. Who should be arguing for more free trade in the international community?
9. Should India be made a permanent member of the UN Security Council?
10. Is Europe overreacting to terror threats?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of August 29-September 4, 2016

HOTtopics1. Is Poland’s Law and Justice Party threatening democracy?
2. How can Canada best fight its opioid problem?
3. What role should Saudi Arabia play in the global war against terrorism?
4. Should Bolivia allows its miners to associate with private companies?
5. Will Colombian voters approve of their government’s peace agreement with the FARC?
6. Should Brazilian prosecutors charge Ryan Lochte?
7. How can Southern African leaders quell the anxieties of younger voters?
8. Will Turkey’s conflict with the Kurds prolong the Syrian Civil War?
9. Should Pakistan internationalize the Kashmir dispute?
10. Does Angela Merkel deserve a fourth term?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of August 29-September 4, 2016

HOTtopics1. Should U.S. states pass legislation allowing women to be topless in public?
2. Will a new Pentagon report create new momentum for closing Gitmo?
3. Should trucks and buses have separate speed limits?
4. Will Gary Johnson qualify for the presidential debates?
5. Should for-profit colleges be banned?
6. What modifications should Donald Trump make to his immigration plan?
7. How can U.S. states better combat the heroin epidemic?
8. Is the media showing too much bias to Hillary Clinton in this election cycle?
9. Have U.S.-EU free trade talks failed?
10. How much political power does the “Alt-Right” have?