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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of April 27-May 3, 2015

HOTtopics1. Will inquiries into the Clinton Foundation impair Hillary’s ability to win the Democratic presidential nomination?
2. Should states raise the smoking age to 21?
3. What is the best way to evaluate teacher performance?
4. Should Bill de Blasio run for president?
5. Why did the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger unravel?
6. What will be the political impact of growing protests against police brutality?
7. Has the use of drones helped or hindered U.S. counter-terrorism efforts?
8. Will the U.S. still have the death penalty in ten years?
9. What steps should House Republicans take to overhaul the tax code?
10. How will Ben Carson affect the 2016 Republican presidential primaries?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of April 27-May 3, 2015

HOTtopics1. How should the EU handle migrants?
2. Is Sri Lanka’s current government a disappointment?
3. Will recent violence between the FARC and the Colombian military wreck the chances for a lasting peace agreement?
4. How can Russia enhance its influence in the Middle East?
5. Why is the reconstruction of Gaza proceeding so slowly?
6. What impact would the TPP have on the Japanese economy?
7. Should the Western world embrace Sudan?
8. How can India improve its literacy rate?
9. What labour reforms does the European economy need?
10. How will the Nepali earthquake affect the country’s political situation?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of April 20-26, 2015

HOTtopics1. Will a new bailout for Greece be “Finnished”?
2. Is Jacob Zuma responsible for the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa?
3. Will Yemen ignite a wider sectarian war across the Middle East?
4. Would the TTP damage the German economy?
5. How can Southeast Asian nations better protect their tropical forests?
6. What explains Omar al-Bashir’s domination of Sudanese politics?
7. Will Ukraine’s borders ever be restored?
8. Should the SNP abandon hopes of holding another independence referendum?
9. What does China’s naval buildup mean for the Asian geopolitics?
10. How can Central American nations stem the flow of migrants to the United States?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of April 20-26, 2015

HOTtopics1. What is the future of the American environmental movement?
2. How can Democrats win back white, working-class male voters?
3. Has Carly Fiorina become the new Sarah Palin?
4. Is it time for the Senate to hold a vote on Loretta Lynch?
5. How can Marco Rubio win the GOP presidential nomination?
6. Is Apple worth $1 trillion?
7. Should the Federal Reserve raise interest rates in June?
8. What should the U.S. do about continued unrest in Libya?
9. Are too many Republicans running for president?
10. What role should the U.S. play in helping the Iraqi government fight ISIS?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of April 13-19, 2015

HOTtopics1. Are Millennials unfairly criticized?
2. How can America fix the nation’s child care problem?
3. What did North Charleston do right that Ferguson did wrong?
4. Should the U.S. begin using paramilitaries and other proxy forces against the nation’s enemies?
5. Are there too many guns in America?
6. How can Chicago avert bankruptcy?
7. Would U.S. interests be better served by Saudi or Iranian hegemony over the Middle East?
8. Should “gay conversion” therapy be banned?
9. Is Rand Paul the next Goldwater?
10. What lessons can Hillary Clinton draw from Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral campaign?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of April 13-19, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should the UN close the Dadaab refugee camp?
2. Will the British elections produce another coalition government?
3. Is Malaysia’s sedition law politically motivated?
4. Will warmer relations with the United States solidify communist control of Cuba?
5. Is the Bank of Japan hindering Japanese economic growth?
6. Why did the MAS fare so poorly in the recent Bolivian state and local elections?
7. Which nation will benefit the most economically from the ending of international sanctions toward Iran?
8. Is Germany’s grand coalition doing political damage to the SPD?
9. Will the hanging of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman increase political tensions in Bangladesh?
10. How can the UN better respond to international crises?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of April 6-12, 2015

HOTtopics1. Have Chinese anti-poverty programs been successful?
2. Is organic farming good for the environment?
3. Will the Paris climate change conference be successful?
4. Is the OAS losing its clout?
5. Will Myanmar’s peace with ethnic insurgents hold?
6. Should Saudi Arabia pursue a nuclear program?
7. How can Ed Miliband win the British parliamentary elections?
8. What steps does Muhammadu Buhari need to take to fight corruption in Nigeria?
9. Will there be a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program this summer?
10. Is corruption hindering Kenya’s battle against al-Shabaab?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of April 6-12, 2015

HOTtopics1. Should Republicans attack or embrace the Iranian nuclear deal?
2. Is Jerry Brown doing enough to combat California’s drought?
3. How can the U.S. military retain more recruits?
4. What steps should colleges take to combat racism?
5. Can tech entrepreneurs rescue Detroit?
6. How can President Obama sell the Iranian nuclear deal to the American public?
7. Should the U.S. adopt a vehicles miles traveled (VMT) tax?
8. Is Nevada’s Senate seat a GOP pickup opportunity in 2016?
9. Should the U.S. adopt a law making it illegal to hire models that are “too thin”?
10. Does John Kerry deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of March 30-April 5, 2015

HOTtopics1. What reforms should the U.S. make to its juvenile justice system?
2. Should the U.S. adopt a position of neutrality in the Syrian civil war?
3. What is the source of American income inequality?
4. Would it be electorally wise for the Democrats to move in a more progressive policy direction?
5. Should the U.S. increase funding for nuclear energy?
6. Do reforms need to be made to the U.S. food stamp program?
7. Should Democrats make Elizabeth Warren the new Senate Minority Leader?
8. Does Indiana’s “religious freedom” significantly threaten gay rights?
9. How are Senate retirements affecting the 2016 congressional elections?
10. Can Ted Cruz win?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of March 30-April 5, 2015

HOTtopics1. Does Canada’s anti-terrorism bill go too far?
2. Should Dilma Rousseff be impeached?
3. Will troubles with Middle Eastern nations force Sweden to adjust its feminist foreign policy?
4. Should other countries replicate the American model of higher education?
5. Were the recent Nigerian elections a victory for militant groups?
6. Does Israel need the U.S. more than the U.S. needs Israel?
7. Is David Cameron’s idea for a 24/7 NHS feasible?
8. Who is responsible for Yemen’s unrest?
9. Can an Arab League peacekeeping force curtail the growth of Islamic militants in the Middle East?
10. What should Lufthansa do in response to the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525?