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Weekly Questions: February 13th – February 19th

USX Weekly Questions
  1. Did Biden make an effective case for his re-election in his State of the Union address?
  2. What steps should be taken to reform Medicare and Social Security?
  3. Is Biden’s “Buy American” economic policy a good idea?
  4. Can Nikki Haley become the Republican presidential nominee?
  5. How can large cities better equip themselves for an uptick in migrants?

IX Weekly Questions
  1. How will the earthquake in Turkey affect Erdogan’s political future?
  2. Should sanctions be lifted on the Assad regime to improve access to humanitarian aid?
  3. Will the revival of the U.S.-Philippines military alliance effectively counter China’s influence in South Asia?
  4. How should the EU respond to the government’s collapse in Moldova?
  5. Why have Russia’s military efforts in Africa been so successful?

National Points Race

You can read the season breakdown here. Check out the current podium standings! (Updated after Cal Invitational)

1stMcKinley Paltzik, Phoenix Country Day (AZ)5700
2ndSruti Peddi, BASIS Scottsdale (AZ)3800
3rdTheodore Gerken, College Prep (CA)3625

Are you a podcast junkie? We have a podcast as well, with our latest episodes linked down below!

Doing Something Right | Interview with Michelle Jin and Aidan Marks The Extemper's Bible

A virtual tournament in 2023, that also happens to be split. Stanford Champions Michelle and Aidan join Kevin and Sruti to talk questions, and questionable practice strategies. Apart from a still wrapped magazine, there's the plague of senioritis, a rehash of the California circuit discussion, and of course, the upcoming span of nationals!
  1. Doing Something Right | Interview with Michelle Jin and Aidan Marks
  2. Fast Preps and Faster Flights | Interview with Teddy Gercken
  3. Considering Interp with Akshita Krishnan