Weekly Questions: February 1st – February 7th

Written by Steve Asthana and Jimmy (James) Gao. Happy practicing!

US Extemp

  1. What can the federal government do to prevent the decline of local news organizations?
  2. Will Twitter’s new “Birdwatch” program succeed in combatting misinformation on the platform?
  3. What approach should Democrats take to the filibuster: keep it, scrap it, or reform it?
  4. Should legislation be passed in response to /r/WallStreetBets’ short squeeze of GameStop?
  5. Is the US on the verge of making universal Pre-K a reality?

International Extemp

  1. Is there hope for the international community to save the Iran nuclear deal?
  2. Would Argentina’s proposed deal with the IMF provide economic stability in the long term?
  3. What are the international economic implications of the new COVID-19 outbreaks across China?
  4. Is there any hope to oust President Museveni in Uganda?
  5. Should the Trudeau government reduce spending to address Canada’s growing deficit?

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