8. May 2018 Extemp Topics
By on November 28, 2018
NFHS EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING TOPICS
- Is Nikki Haley in danger of losing her position as United Nations ambassador?
- Has James Comey’s book helped or hurt his credibility with the American public?
- Was the raid on Michael Cohen’s home, office, and hotel an illegal overreach by prosecutors?
- Will the quickening pace of states and cities removing Confederate monuments increase or decrease racial tensions in these communities?
- Are school walkouts over gun violence having any demonstrable impact?
- Will former Speaker of the House, John Boehner’s, endorsement of the cause of marijuana legalization lead to wider Republican acceptance of the idea?
- Should extra-marital affairs by political leaders have electoral consequences?
- Should Scott Pruitt resign from his post at the EPA?
- Should undocumented immigrants married to US citizens be subject to deportation?
- Should Andrew McCabe be subject to federal prosecution?
- Should the United States curtail its export of military drones?
- Is the United States making progress in curbing the opioid epidemic?
- Is Amazon abusing its postal privileges, as President Trump suggests?
- What must the federal government do to bring reliable energy services to Puerto Rico?
- What can the federal government do to better predict near earth asteroid encounters?
- What must Starbucks do to rehabilitate its image in the wake of the unprovoked arrest of two African American customers?
- Why is President Trump reluctant to tighten sanctions against Russia?
- How are American farmers being impacted by the Trump administration’s trade policies?
- What can supporters of Robert Mueller’s investigation do to help ensure the Special Prosecutor keeps his job?
- With geologists predicting a long overdue earthquake for northern California, what steps should be taken to protect the public?
- What issues can Democrats seize-upon to best propel them to victory in the midterm elections?
- With discontent growing in the Republican Party, who is most likely to emerge as a consistent counterweight to President Trump?
- How will the mobilization of the Texas National Guard to stem illegal immigration impact the lives of the immigrant community?
- Which Republican-held state legislature do Democrats have the best chance of retaking in 2018 elections?
- How can Facebook rehabilitate its image with privacy-concerned consumers?
- Can a deal be successfully struck with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program?
- Will U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria deter further chemical weapons attacks?
- Has the British Commonwealth lost its relevance?
- Can the world community influence Myanmar to right the wrongs it has committed against the Rohingya people?
- Are Emanuel Macron’s dreams for Europe falling apart?
- Can Turkey be trusted to hold a fair parliamentary election under its present state of emergency?
- Is China becoming more tolerant of its LGBT community?
- Is Kim Jong Un attempting to elevate his standing on the world stage?
- Does Russia pose a real military threat to Western European nations?
- Are weaponized Iranian drones a significant threat to their neighbors?
- Can Justin Trudeau resolve the oil pipeline dispute between Alberta and British Columbia?
- Will Argentina legalize abortion?
- What kind of changes can we expect from Cuba’s new leader?
- What issue most divides otherwise cordial leaders Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe?
- What will be the consequences of Israel’s airstrikes on Syria?
- What steps can African countries take to improve the safety of their donor blood supply?
- What is the significance of Xi Jinping’s decision to visit North Korea?
- How will Japan’s recent discovery of significant rare earth element deposits near one of its islands change the nation’s economy?
- Which of the world’s nations currently faces the worst humanitarian crisis?
- How is India’s new bankruptcy code shaping Indian business?
- What steps can Latin American nations take to stem the flow of Venezuelan refugees?
- How will the arrest of the former leader of the FARC on drug charges impact the peace in Colombia?
- How will China’s live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait impact relations between China and Taiwan?
- How has Saudi Arabia’s public relations offensive impacted relations with the United States?
- What steps can Israel take to curtail the threat posed by Iran to Israeli security?