B. Open Extemp Speaker Prompts
8:00am Pacific: Prose-STE-Ext Round 1
- Should President Biden use an executive order to ban assault weapons?
- What would a bipartisan infrastructure package look like?
- Will immigration be the most pivotal issue in the 2022 midterm elections?
- What should be done to stabilize the United States Postal Service?
- Is the multimillion-dollar payment to George Floyd’s family justified or problematic?
- How can President Biden achieve bipartisan cooperation between the Democrats and the Republicans?
- What would be the best long term approach for the Democrats in addressing the filibuster?
- Does the confirmation of Deb Haaland as the 1st Native American Interior Secretary create unrealistic expectations for her to address issues facing Native Americans?
- What should be done about the surge of unaccompanied children at the U. S. border?
- What are the greatest barriers President Biden faces with his infrastructure package?
- Should Congress revoke the NCAA’s antitrust exemption?
- What actions should the Biden administration take to address the growing violence against the AAPI community?
- How can the Democrat party best circumvent the influence of Sen. Joe Manchin when it comes to passing legislation?
- Are groups like the Proud Boys and Antifa a threat to democracy, or a part of it?
- What will it take for the Equal Rights Amendment to finally become law?
- Will Mitch McConnell be able to blunt the influence of Trumpism on his party before the 2022 midterms?
- Will Vaccine Passports be able survive the inevitable legal challenges?
- Will the trial of Derek Chauvin exacerbate racial tensions in America?
1:45pm Pacific: Pro-STE-Ext Round 2
- Should we reverse the SALT tax limit?
- To what extent is stagflation a risk for the US economy?
- Should the government be bailing out failing pension plans?
- Is the new child tax credit a conservative dream fulfilled?
- Should we expect a strong economic recovery in the US this summer?
- What impact will the US stimulus have on international economic recovery?
- Is now the right time for tax increases on businesses?
- Should US lawmakers be concerned about the steadily increasing US federal deficit?
- Does the stimulus pose a significant risk of inflation?
- Whose approach to taxes is the better recipe for economic prosperity: Biden or the GOP?
- Is the new jobs report a light at the end of the tunnel?
- Is the $1,400 stimulus payment a boom or a bust?
- Is Treasury Secretary Yellen’s push for a global minimum tax the right idea to pay for Biden’s plans?
- Are fears of an overheated economy warranted at this time?
- Why has there been a billionaire boom in America during the past year?
- Is a mileage tax a good idea?
- Are Vaccine Passports critical for a return of the tourism economy?
- Which sectors would benefit the most from the passage of Biden’s Infrastructure plan?
11:15am Pacific: Pro-STE-EXT Round 3
- What should be done to address China’s treatment of its Uygur population?
- What went wrong with the UK’s quarantine system?
- Can dissident artwork provide a means to undermine national security in Hong Kong?
- What should be done to stop the kidnapping of schoolchildren in Nigeria?
- What has been the biggest cause of Brazil’s failure to handle the Covid19 response?
- In light of the recent economic unrest, what is the future of Tunisia’s democracy?
- What will it take for democracy to be brought back to Myanmar?
- Will Mexico’s new energy law be successful?
- How promising is Africa’s new Free Trade Area?
- What should be done to help Yemen people survive the famine?
- How will Libya’s instability effect neighboring countries?
- How can Brazil’s economy be saved?
- Will growing protests in Russia pose a legitimate threat to the Putin regime?
- Are international sanctions against Iran working?
- How does Canada’s carbon price ruling effect the fight against climate change?
3:30pm Pacific: Pro-STE-Ext Semis
- Should the Biden administration seek to break vaccine patents?
- Are fears of a rapid US recovery fueling fissures in the global economy warranted?
- Should the U.S. suspend security aid to Honduras?
- How should US schools approach science denialism?
- Should we be heeding Larry Summers warnings about Biden’s economic plans?
- How should the Biden administration respond to recent North Korean aggression?
- What effect will Biden’s deprioritizing of gun control have on his administration?
- Is foreign capital flight a significant factor in slowing the economic recovery of the poorer nations?
- What should the US do to counteract Beijing’s growing ‘Alliance of Autocracies’?
- What are the most likely inroads that Harris will be able to make on the current ‘immigration crisis’?
- What has the PPP taught us about structural inequity for minority entrepreneurs?
- How should the US counter China’s ascendant influence in the UN?
- Is it a smart move for Biden to show so much support for unionizing Amazon workers?
- What impact will tightening mortgage credit availability have on the housing market?
- What demands on Iran should the U.S. make as part of rejoining the Iranian nuclear accords?
- Is US stockpiling of Covid19 vaccines the right choice?
- What impact will the Biden reversal on IMF SDR’s have on the recovery of poorer countries?
- Considering China’s growing navy, how should the US best support Taiwan?
8:00am Pacific: Ext-Pro / 9:15am STE Finals
- Should GOP Sen. Johnson resign after making the comments he did about Black Lives Matter protesters vs. Capitol rioters?
- How will the momentum of the Chinese economic recovery impact the region?
- What will be the fallout from Israel’s shadow war with Iran at sea?
- Are New York City’s reforms of qualified immunity a harbinger of things to come?
- How will Turkey’s ouster of the head of their Central Bank impact their recovery?
- What impact will the Vatican saying it will not bless same-sex unions have in South America?
- Does social unrest in America negate the effectiveness of our global advocacy for human rights?
- Are Canada’s plans to increase immigration to boost the economy a model for other developed nations?
- How will France’s historical commission report about its role in the Rwandan genocide effect the relationship between the two countries?
- What specific actions should the Biden administration take to protect the rights of Trans youth?
- How will Obrador’s plans for Mexico’s energy sector impact the country’s economic stability?
- Will the European Union's new sanctions on China doom their trade agreement together?
- Does the makeup of the Supreme Court doom implementation of HR 1 even if it passes?
- Will China’s efforts to close the wealth gap in Hong Kong assuage protestors in a meaningful way?
- Should Venezuela’s opposition work with Maduro to fight COVID-19?
- Is deploying FEMA to care for teenagers and children crossing the border the right move?
- Will Brazil’s interest rate hikes be enough to curb skyrocketing inflation?
- How will China respond to Philippine military flying light fighters over the South China Sea?