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HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of October 27th-November 2nd, 2014

HOTtopics1. Do New York and New Jersey’s new quarantine rules violate the U.S. Constitution?
2. How can future school shootings be avoided?
3. Are the 2014 midterm elections a referendum on President Obama’s leadership?
4. Should the USDA tighten its regulations of biotech crops?
5. How can Jeff Bezos convince investors that Amazon is still a great buy?
6. Should the U.S. Postal Service deliver groceries?
7. Will gay rights be President Obama’s biggest legacy?
8. Does the GOP need a heavy dose of “conservative realism”?
9. Will the outsourcing issue sink David Perdue’s Senate hopes?
10. Should U.S. cities pass restrictions on feeding the homeless?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of October 27th-November 2nd, 2014

HOTtopics1. How can Egypt secure the Sinai from jihadist attacks?
2. If you were Kim Jong-un, how would you go about re-engaging the international community?
3. How should Western nations handle citizens who fight in jihadist causes abroad?
4. Do Matteo Renzi’s economic reforms go far enough?
5. Was Jose Mujica’s presidency a success?
6. How can Tunisia grow its economy?
7. Will the Ottawa shootings significantly change Canada’s open culture?
8. Is Mali prepared for an Ebola outbreak?
9. What do the results of the Brazilian presidential runoff mean for the country’s economic future?
10. Is artificial intelligence a threat to the human race?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of October 20th-26th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should the international community be worried about Venezuela winning a UN Security Council seat?
2. Has a higher consumption tax damaged Japan’s economic recovery?
3. Should the EU change its migration rules?
4. Is German austerity holding back the world economy?
5. How would the EU’s recognition of a Palestinian state affect the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
6. Will Marina Silva’s endorsement enable Aecio Neves to capture the Brazilian presidency?
7. How should the Catholic Church handle homosexuality?
8. Are investors concerns about Greece’s economic future justified?
9. Should the international community be concerned about ISIS developing an air force capability?
10. Will Ukraine’s political purge do more harm than good?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of October 20th-26th, 2014

HOTtopics1. What is the most important gubernatorial race in this year’s midterms?
2. How should Detroit handle unpaid water bills?
3. Does the U.S. really need an Ebola czar?
4. How will the Ebola scare affect the American airline industry?
5. Does the Democratic Party have a male problem?
6. Was¬†Houston’s subpoena of pastors sermons a violation of the First Amendment?
7. Does the U.S. have an Islamophobia problem?
8. Will the era of “a la carte television” be good for consumers?
9. Did Democratic midterm candidates make a poor strategic choice in running away from President Obama?
10. Will Texas’s voter ID law become a template for other states?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of October 13th-19th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Should President Obama close Gitmo via executive order?
2. Is Amazon’s decision to open a physical retail location a mistake?
3. How should the U.S. handle China’s human rights record?
4. Are companies doing enough to prevent data breaches?
5. Is Sam Brownback making a comeback in Kansas?
6. Are U.S. efforts against ISIS failing?
7. Who should the progressive left back for the presidency in 2016?
8. Are Leon Panetta’s criticisms about President Obama’s foreign policy correct?
9. Has the CDC done a poor job educating the public about Ebola?
10. Are the Republicans in danger of losing the South Dakota Senate election?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of October 13th-19th, 2014

1. Why are political tensions increasing in Mozambique?
2. How can the international community promote female education in the developing world?HOTtopics
3. Are North Korea-South Korean relations on the mend?
4. Is Europe prepared for an Ebola outbreak?
5. What role should Egypt play in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
6. Will the ICC convict Uhuru Kenyatta?
7. Is Bolivia doing enough to reduce violence against women?
8. Will the Bahraini opposition’s boycott of November elections backfire?
9. What is the best way to resolve the India-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir?
10. Are human rights campaigns in the developing world neo-imperialistic?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of October 6th-12th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Will the Hong Kong protests produce another Tiananmen Square?
2. How can the EU reduce the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean?
3. What does the resignation of Juan Carlos Fabrega mean for Argentina’s economic future?
4. Should European nations ban burqas and niqabs?
5. How can David Cameron stop Conservative voters from going into the UKIP’s camp?
6. Is Bitcoin better than paper currency?
7. Will the new Bulgarian government be too fractured to govern effectively?
8. How can Dilma Rousseff win re-election?
9. Can tax cuts and austerity rejuvenate the French economy?
10. Is Iran or Israel a greater threat to the stability of the Middle East?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of October 6th-12th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Would a widespread Ebola outbreak overwhelm America’s healthcare¬†system?
2. In light of recent security breaches, what changes should be made to the Secret Service?
3. Is it wise for eBay to spin off PayPal?
4. Will Democrats lose the Massachusetts gubernatorial election?
5. How can Bobby Jindal increase his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination?
6. Has President Obama done enough to help Democrats in the midterm elections?
7. How should schools handle transgender athletes?
8. Is the U.S. job market recovering?
9. Are standardized tests harming the ability of American students to develop critical thinking skills?
10. How long should American troops remain in Afghanistan?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of September 29th-October 5th, 2014

HOTtopics1. How can the Republican Party reverse its fortunes in California?
2. Should Debbie Wasserman Schultz step down as DNC chair?
3. Will the GOP add more than ten seats to their majority in the House?
4. Should illegal immigrants be allowed to enlist in the U.S. military?
5. Who should replace Eric Holder?
6. Should Yahoo merge with AOL?
7. Why are fewer Americans getting married?
8. Should the U.S. reconsider its policy on not negotiating with terrorist groups?
9. Do President Obama’s executive actions on climate change go far enough?
10. Could Jim Webb become a formidable presidential candidate?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of September 29th-October 5th, 2014

HOTtopics1. Will corruption allegations against Jordi Pujol hinder Catalan independence efforts?
2. How can UN peacekeeping efforts be strengthened?
3. Will legal concerns scuttle a planned EU-Canada trade deal?
4. Should developed nations provide more investment dollars for renewable energy projects in developing nations?
5. Has the Vatican done enough to prevent child abuse?
6. Should multinational corporations be able to require nations to abide by international treaties?
7. Does ISIS pose a significant threat to Lebanon?
8. Will a recent agreement with Cambodia solve Australia’s refugee problem?
9. What will be Hamid Karzai’s legacy?
10. Will immigration issues undermine Labour’s chances of winning future elections?