We provide free resources to coaches and competitors in the extemp community. This includes weekly practice questions, topic analyses, novice guides and strategy pieces, a national points race, extemp seminars, podcast episodes, and more!
- Coming Back Into the SeasonHere’s a quick start-up guide to kickstart your preparation for the upcoming Extemp season. Learn how to catch up on current events, establish a practice routine, set meaningful goals, and make the most of your comeback!
- Weekly Questions: October 2nd- October 9thHappy Practicing!
- How Democracies DieSteven Levitsky (a professor of government at Harvard University who focuses on comparative government) and Daniel Ziblatt (an American political scientist who specializes in the study of historical economies) remark that democracies have stopped going out with a bang, but rather a whimper. In this article, Akshita Krishnan explores these “whimpers” noted in the book, How Democracies Die.
Weekly Questions: April 3rd – April 9th
USX Weekly Questions
- Should Trump be prosecuted over hush money payments to Stormy Daniels?
- Will the recent shooting in Nashville create legislative change on gun safety?
- Will Kamala Harris’s recent visit to Africa help America form meaningful relationships on the continent?
- Should developers heed Elon Musk’s call and temporarily pause development of advanced AI systems?
- How should the federal government respond to alleged union busting at Starbucks?
IX Weekly Questions
- Can grassroots protests save Israeli democracy?
- What would be the implications of a Russian victory in Bakhmut?
- Will Tsai Ing-wen come to regret her decision to meet Kevin McCarthy?
- What policies, if any, could have prevented a deadly fire at a Mexican detention center?
- Should the ICJ find Vanuatu’s climate justice lawsuit successful?
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