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HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of July 28th-August 3rd, 2014

HOTtopics1. Will Israel’s campaign against Hamas trigger a wider regional war?
2. Should Japan investigate the treatment of “comfort women”?
3. How can ISIS expand their influence?
4. What should the post-MDGs development agenda look like?
5. Is the trial of Leopoldo Lopez a test of the quality of Venezuela’s democracy?
6. Does Africa need a “green revolution”?
7. Is the EU too fractured to present a united diplomatic front against Russia?
8. Does the Middle East need a vibrant Christian population?
9. How should South Africa implement land reform?
10. What should be Jokowi’s top priority?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 28th-August 3rd, 2014

HOTtopics1. Do questions about the legality of federal health insurance exchange subsidies imperil the future of the Affordable Care Act?
2. Will Georgia’s Senate race decide control of the Senate?
3. Should investors be alarmed at Amazon’s recent losses?
4. Assuming it could be implemented, would Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan work?
5. Should Hondurans be granted refugee status?
6. Is an overhaul of the corporate tax code the best way to prevent inversions?
7. Should obesity be considered a disability?
8. Is desalinization the answer to future droughts?
9. Will Montana’s Senate seat turn red in November?
10. Is President Obama’s foreign policy to blame for the violence in the Middle East?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 21st-27th, 2014

HOTtopics1. What impact would Rupert Murdoch’s purchase Time Warner have on the American media industry?
2. How can the Republican Party enhance its appeal to blue collar workers?
3. Would dividing California into six states produce a terrible economic outcome?
4. If there is a stock market bubble, how much of it is the result of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies?
5. Will Cormac Carney’s ruling against California’s death penalty survive appeal?
6. Should the federal government have a reduced role in the terrorism insurance market?
7. Does the House’s IRS probe still have legs?
8. Should vaccinations become compulsory for all American citizens?
9. Does President Obama have the right recipe for fixing America’s infrastructure woes?
10. Is John Kasich a viable presidential candidate?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of July 21st-27th, 2014

HOTtopics1. What is the best way for Bolivia to eradicate extreme poverty?
2. Will the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 significantly damage the ability of Ukrainian separatists to achieve their goals?
3. Should nations be held legally liable when their peacekeepers fail to protect civilian populations?
4. Is the world making significant progress in fight against AIDS?
5. Will David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle enhance his electability?
6. What is wrong with Malaysia Airlines?
7. Will the Australian economy benefit from the abolition of the carbon tax?
8. Is the Russian economy heading into recession?
9. Are the BRICS too politically and economically diverse to make the NDB and CRA work?
10. Will Operation Protective Edge succeed?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of July 14th-20th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is a third intifada looming?
2. Has the Syrian civil war damaged the United Nations credibility?
3. Is Joko Widodo the Indonesian Obama?
4. Why have international peacekeepers failed to reduce human rights violations in the Central African Republic?
5. Do Latin American countries need to enact more mine safety regulations?
6. Does Nicaragua’s canal plan carry significant environmental risks?
7. Will Tunisia’s constitution empower women?
8. Is Afghanistan’s complete election audit necessary?
9. Should Great Britain pass legislation legalizing assisted suicide?
10. Can Ekmeleddin Ihasanoglu beat Tayyip Erdogan for the Turkish presidency?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 14th-20th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Has the American public lost confidence in President Obama?
2. Does the border crisis help or hinder Rick Perry’s 2016 presidential prospects?
3. What steps should Rahm Emanuel take to reduce Chicago’s high crime rate?
4. Has the vilification of the Koch brothers gone too far?
5. Is Carl Icahn right about the need for investors to be cautious about U.S. stocks?
6. Should the federal government break up America’s largest banks?
7. Is GOP obstructionism the message that Democrats should double down on to win the 2014 midterms?
8. Should the FCC grant Amazon permission to test drones?
9. How important is Louisiana’s Senate race?
10. Does Kanerva v. Weems bode ill for Chicago’s economic future?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of July 7th-13th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is the United States still the world’s economic leader?
2. Will environmental concerns decide 2014 Senate races in the Western states?
3. Is soccer becoming a more prominent sport in America?
4. Should public sector unions exist?
5. Is Main Street benefiting from the current economic recovery?
6. What does sensible gun control look like?
7. Will the reemergence of Monica Lewinsky in the public eye help or hinder Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects?
8. Why is Scott Brown not gaining traction in his attempt to become New Hampshire’s next senator?
9. Why are U.S.-German relations so poor?
10. Is access to contraceptives a human right?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of July 7th-13th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Have Western businesses operating in China betrayed democratic values?
2. Will growing recognition of indigenous land claims complicate the extraction of Canada’s natural resources?
3. How should the EU handle North African migrants?
4. Is Nicholas Sarkozy’s arrest a boon for the National Front?
5. Should China allow Hong Kong to democratically elected its chief executive?
6. Would a more proactive defense policy help or hinder the Japanese economy?
7. Should Arab states eliminate food and fuel subsidies?
8. How can Indonesia increase agricultural production?
9. The Islamic State: Will it last?
10. Is the Ukrainian government gaining the upper hand against separatist forces?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of June 30th-July 6th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is the New World Order quickly becoming the New World Disorder?
2. Will Iraqi violence eventually cause Nouri al-Maliki to resign?
3. Does Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the new president of the European Commission increase the chances of Great Britain leaving the EU?
4. How will corruption charges levied against Amado Boudou affect the Judicialist Party?
5. The “clock of the south”: What does it mean?
6. Is the West Africa Ebola outbreak becoming worse?
7. How long will Thailand’s generals stay in power?
8. Is Poland currently experiencing a “golden age”?
9. Will an HRC inquiry into Eritrea force the country to improve its human rights record?
10. How should Russia respond to Ukraine’s free trade agreement with the EU?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of June 30th-July 6th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Is Hillary Clinton making the same mistakes that led to her defeat in 2008?
2. Should some businesses be forced to repay part of the compensation awards they received from BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill?
3. Does the Golden Gate Bridge really need a suicide net?
4. Should the U.S. sign the Ottawa Convention?
5. Did the Supreme Court issue the correct ruling in the Aereo case?
6. Should a negative revision of first quarter GDP figures be a cause for alarm?
7. How should the U.S. tackle violence in Central American nations?
8. What lessons should the Tea Party learn from its failure to bring down Thad Cochran?
9. In regards to the protection of privacy, What grade does the Roberts court deserve?
10. Will Ed O’Bannon win his case against the NCAA?