Saturday, October 7, 2017

Extemp Questions 2017 Sept.


  • Is the conflict between the Congressional Republican leadership and the President hurting the future of the GOP?
  • Should Congress formalize the status of the “DREAMERS”?
  • Should the pay for top executives face greater scrutiny from financial regulators?
  • Is social media bad for society?
  • What does today’s Democratic Party stand for?
  • Is there still hope for the opposition in Venezuela?
  • Should America take further action against the Maduro government?
  • What should lawmakers do to address the widening income inequality gap?
  • Will federal funding for long term recovery from hurricane Harvey face significant opposition from Tea Party members of Congress?
  • Can the international community do more to calm the growing violence against Rohingya muslims in Myanmar?
  • Will the costs from Harvey sink the federal flood insurance program?
  • What should be done to address America’s growing middle skills gap?
  • Is Robert Mueller's investigation turning into a fishing expedition?
  • Will Harvey mark a sea change for the political discussion around climate change?
  • How long will John Kelly last as White House Chief of Staff?
  • Is Kenya headed towards a Constitutional crisis?
  • Has any real progress been made on a Brexit deal?
  • Are the UN sustainable development goals an unreachable target?
  • How should Japan react to continued belligerence from North Korea?
  • Should Japan change its Constitution to allow for a more active military?
  • Can Angela Merkel keep her governing coalition?
  • What more should the federal government do to encourage development of America’s broadband infrastructure?
  • How can Merkel and Macron work together to strengthen the EU?
  • Are Angela Merkel’s plans for the German economy realistic?
  • Will the Trump Administration’s response to hurricane Harvey help the President expand his political support base?
  • Will tax reform get pushed to the back burner of the Congressional agenda?
  • Are Secretary Tillerson's days at the head of the State Department numbered?
  • Is the US headed towards military conflict with North Korea?
  • Will the diplomatic row between the US and Russia continue to escalate?
  • Will Congress take action to protect the status of DACA immigrants?
  • Should the EPA do more to curb the risk of large-scale wildfires in the West?
  • Does the budget deal between President Trump and Democratic leadership signal an opening for bipartisanship in Congress?
  • Is there a way to de-politicize the regular debt-ceiling vote in Congress?
  • Will international pressure force the government of Myanmar to end the violence against Rohingya Muslims?
  • Should Congress do more to address the loss of retail jobs?
  • Is the “block-chain” the next killer app for the Internet?
  • Will Brexit weaken the British pound?
  • Should the issue of North Korea raise more questions about President Trump’s experience and temperament?
  • Should Congress end the mortgage tax deduction?
  • How can American retailers adjust to the growth of e-commerce?
  • Does the Trump Administration have the attention span to properly deal with the long term recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma?
  • Is North Korean denuclearization a realistic goal?
  • Is Bangladesh capable of effectively dealing with the influx of Rohingya refugees?
  • Is the time for diplomacy with North Korea over?
  • Will President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program create a civil war within the Republican Party?
  • What effect will President Trump’s immigration decisions have on the US economy?
  • Should online advertisements be more tightly regulated?
  • Will the Trump Administration move to shut down Robert Mueller’s investigation?
  • Can Angela Merkel maintain a governing coalition in Germany?
  • What more should the NFL do to address the prevalence of CTE among players?
  • Will President Trump’s escalating rhetoric with North Korea backfire?
  • Is President Trump intentionally provoking divisiveness in America?
  • Will the Trump administration unilaterally pull the US from the Iran nuclear deal?
  • Has the world put too much faith in Aung San Suu Kyi’s ability to reform the government of Myanmar?
  • Is it time for the federal government ot end the mortgage tax deduction?
  • Is a compromise between the Afghan government and the Taliban impossible?
  • Does China really have the leverage necessary to rein in North Korea?
  • Can Congress reach a bipartisan health care deal before the midterm elections?
  • Are moderate Republicans being pushed out of the GOP?
  • Is the Democratic Party moving too far to the left?
  • Should the EU do more to aid refugees stuck in Greek camps?
  • Is a diplomatic solution in North Korea still possible?
  • Is a route to citizenship for the Rohingya necessary to end the violence in Myanmar?
  • Should Aung San Suu Kyi resign?
  • What can be done to get governments to cooperate in cracking down on international tax shelters?
  • Should the US do more to combat human trafficking and modern slavery?
  • Can President Trum broker a bipartisan tax reform through Congress?
  • Is regular order permanently gone from the US Senate?
  • Will Congress pass a solution for DACA recipients before the Trump Administration’s deadline?
  • Will the increased economic sanctions against North Korea have the effects the Trump White House is hping for?
  • Will Trump’s violations of political norms have staying power into future Presidencies?
  • Should Jared Kushner step down from his role in the Trump White House?
  • What will it take to get the problem of mass shootings in the US under control?
  • Does the flight of Rohingya muslims from Myanmar risk the further spread of militant Islam in Asia?
  • Will President Trump’s deals with Congressional Democrats create chaos within the Republican Party?
  • Is East Asia headed towards a new nuclear arms race?
  • Is the government of Nigeria getting sufficient international support to combat the Boko Haram militants?
  • Should the federal government do more to set and enforce cybersecurity standards for state and local elections systems?
  • Should paper ballots be required in all local, state and federal elections?
  • Is the Trump administration doing permanent damage to American political norms?
  • How has Donald Trump changed the Republican Party?
  • Is a civil war brewing among Republican Party leaders?
  • Is Turkey turning away from NATO in favor of a relationship with Russia?
  • Is Turkish membership in the EU impossible while President Erdogan remains in power?
  • Will the special relationship between the US and the UK survive the Trump Presidency intact?
  • Is American news media adequately keeping up with the pace of the Trump Administration?
  • Is President Trump his own worst political enemy?
  • Can American political order survive in a post-truth world?
  • When will Afghanistan be stable enough for US forces to safely exit?
  • What can the government of Afghanistan do to get corruption under control?
  • Is Bernie Sanders pushing the Democratic Party too far to the left?
  • Do President Trump’s statements damage American credibility on the international stage?
  • Can Republican incumbents in Congress survive in the Trump Era?
  • Should Congress do more toe address the economic effects of automation on he US job market?
  • Will the Catalan independence referendum in Spain lead to any real changes?
  • Does Saudi Arabia lifting the ban on women driving signal further liberalisation in the near future?
  • Can social media companies be trusted to appropriately police the content on their networks?
  • Has fiscal conservatism left the Republican Party?
  • What can be done to restore America's trust in government?
  • What does the rise of the AFD mean for Angela Merkel’s ability to effectively govern Germany?
  • Will Catalan continue to press for independence from Spain?
  • /Should Catalan abandon their push for independence?
  • Is global economic growth sustainable?
  • Can sensible gun control legislation be passed in the US?
  • Does the NRA wield too much legislative influence?
  • Is Scott Pruitt effective as the head of the EOA?
  • Would new elections be able to quell the violence and rebellion in the DR Congo?
  • Is the Kurdish dream of an independent state within reach?
  • What should be done to eradicate Malaria before drug resistant strains become an international crisis?
  • What does the issue of migration mean for the political future of the EU?
  • Is the Zuma name now toxic in South Africa?
  • Has the Trump administration failed to adequately respond to the disaster in Puerto Rico?
  • What consequence will America face on the international stage for backing out of the Paris Climate Agreement?
  • Should the US do more to publicly fund scientific research and development?
  • Does the rise of far-right nationalist pose an existential risk to the future of the EU?
  • What will hurricane damage mean for Puerto Rico’s financial debt problem?
  • Should the news media do a better job of keeping its coverage of the Trump Administration focused on policy issues?
  • Has the weakness of labor unions harmed the American middle class?
  • Will the AFP in Germany continue to be a successful opposition to Angela Merkel?
  • Will Japan’s Shinzo Abe face political backlash for calling another snap election?
  • Does America undervalue the special relationship between the US and the UK?
  • Will the culture war sustain President Trump’s support base despite the lack of legislative achievements so far?
  • Can social media be used as an effective tool to combat ISIS?
  • Should President Trump unilaterally pull the US from the Iran nuclear deal?
  • Is President Trump’s “America first” rhetoric dangerous to America’s place on the global stage?
  • Can China really solve the North Korea problem?
  • IS US military action against North Korea inevitable?


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Extemp Questions 2017 Aug.


  • Is President Trump losing the support of the American business community?
  • Will Charlottesville become a major turning point for the Trump administration?
  • Do social media companies have an obligation to more strongly police extremist content online?
  • Does world athletics need to rethink its approach to doping?
  • How can the Modi government improve religious discrimination in India?
  • Can India find a solution to the problems of religious intolerance?
  • Is the conflict between India and China on the verge of exploding?
  • Should Congress strengthen the powers of the Office of Government Ethics?
  • Are major staff shake ups in the White House still forthcoming?
  • Is the US headed towards armed conflict with North Korea?
  • Does President Trump finally have the White House staff he needs to execute on his policy agenda?
  • Will the removal of Prime Minister Sharif lead to serious political instability in Pakistan?
  • How should the US respond to Russian expulsion of diplomatic staff?
  • Is the Trump Presidency making America less relevant on the international stage?
  • Is democracy under siege in Venezuela?
  • What steps should President Trump take to combat the opioid epidemic in the short term?
  • Will the diplomatic row between the US and Russia continue to escalate?
  • Will Jeff Sessions be forced to resign his post as Attorney General?
  • Will a new Chief of Staff be enough to calm the chaos in the Trump White House?
  • Will international sanctions against the Maduro regime in Venezuela be enough to restore democracy there?
  • Should the US take a more active role in support of Venezuelan democracy?
  • Is Venezuela headed towards a violent revolution?
  • How much will the lack of a health care bill hinder the Republican agenda for tax reform?
  • Is the US playing the wrong role in Afghanistan?
  • Is Venezuela’s President Maduro on the path to dictatorship?
  • Will new UN sanctions be enough to get North Korea to change course on its weapons development programs?
  • Does the continuation of leaks coming from the Trump Administration harm America’s reputation on the global stage?
  • Is the Pentagon strategy in Afghanistan failing?
  • What should the Trump Administration strategy for Afghanistan look like?
  • Is Afghanistan an unwinnable conflict for the US?
  • Can the Democratic Party find a way to reconnect with American voters?
  • Should the federal government do more to address sea level rise?
  • Is it time for the US to adopt a national cap and trade program?
  • Is repeal and replace finally dead in Congress?
  • Is Twitter an effective communications tool for President Trump?
  • Has a conservative policy agenda fallen to political infighting within the GOP?
  • Is the Presidency of Donald Trump having a negative effect on the American body politic?
  • Have the major political parties in the US lost the ability to connect with American voters?
  • Is centrist politics in the US dead and buried?
  • Is the conflict between India and China escalating?
  • Is the US in a position to help resolve the conflict in Crimea?
  • Has the Presidency of Donald Trump made the relationship between the US and Russia worse?
  • Should Iraqi Kurdistan becom an independent nation?
  • What should be done to walk back the escalating tension between the US and North Korea?
  • Will new elections in Kenya lead to a return of previous violence?
  • What does the future hold for South Africa's ANC Party?
  • Will Jacob Zuma bring down the ANC?
  • Is economic growth in South Africa being stymied by political corruption?
  • Is denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula an achievable goal?
  • Is the removal of Narwaz Sharif good for the future of Pakistan?
  • Can Chief of Staff Kelly deliver legislative wins for the Trump White House?
  • How should the world deal with North Korea?
  • Does the ANC still have a political future in South Africa?
  • Is too much emphasis being put on China’s ability to rein in North Korea?
  • Should the federal government relax the rules on human genetic engineering to allow for the correction of genetic diseases?
  • Can the US learn to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea?
  • Should Russia face additional penalties for doping in international athletics?
  • Does federal law hamstring the ability of law enforcement agencies to effectively deal with cybercrime?
  • Can Trump still get an infrastructure bill through Congress?
  • Is nation building necessary for the US to be successful in Afghanistan?
  • What should the US do to get regional neighbors to cooperate in President Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan?
  • What does Steve Bannon’s return mean for the relationship between the Trump White House and Breitbart?
  • Is political corruption leading South Africa towards becoming a failed state?
  • Should the major cities of Europe take further steps to protect against ISIS=inspired terrorist attacks?
  • Is Hong Kong losing the political autonomy it has from mainland China?
  • Is Steve Bannon’s exit good for the Trump administration?
  • Should the FCC block the Sinclair media merger with Tribune?
  • Is the EPA under Scott Pruitt failing the American public?
  • Does President Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan overcommit the US to the region?
  • Will economic indicators help President Trump retain his base of supporters?
  • Will a new President mean a fresh start for Angola?
  • Is the Trump Presidency damaging the Republican Party?
  • How will the Trump White House change with Steve Bannon gone?
  • Can the Trump Administration convince the Pakistani government to help in Afghanistan?
  • Should the federal government do more to address homelessness?
  • Will President Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan start to cost him the support of his base?
  • Should law enforcement agencies take alt-right groups more seriously as domestic terrorist organizations?
  • What does the disbanding of President Trump’s economic councils signal about the changing relationship between the White House and business leaders?
  • Will the upcoming debt ceiling vote cause another Congressional showdown?
  • What does victory in Afghanistan look like under President Trump’s new strategy?
  • Is the GOP under President Trump becoming an ethnic white nationalist party?


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Extemp Questions 2017 July

  • Does the international community have any good options to stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons program?
  • Can the Republican repeal-and-replace plan be saved?
  • Is the media still an effective check on the actions of politicians?
  • Is time running out for the Qatari government?
  • Should the international community establish stricter norms and controls for gene editing?
  • Is the American economy in a state of decline globally?
  • Will security considerations halt the process of reunification for Cyprus?
  • Will the new round of Cyprus reunification talks prove successful?
  • Is the Ivory Coast ready for the UN peacekeepers to leave?
  • Is trade globalization still in the long term best interest of the United States?
  • Are Americans less civil since President Trump took office?
  • Will the US have to learn to live with a nuclear armed North Korea?
  • Should Twitter block President Trump’s account?
  • Does the Trump administration strategy for North Korea rely too heavily on China?
  • How will the Trump white house respond to North Korean missile tests?
  • Does the US have any good options for dealing with the threat from North Korea?
  • Is the Trump administration’s focus on combatting Islamic extremist violence domestically counterproductive to law enforcement’s ability to prevent terrorist attacks overall?
  • Should the FBI and DOJ dedicate more resources to combatting violence by white supremacist organizations?
  • Will China take more drastic steps to reign in North Korea?
  • Should the US impose sanctions on China to incentivise further action against North Korea?
  • What should the EU nations do to more evenly spread the cost of the ongoing migration crisis?
  • Has the migration agreement between the EU and Turkey been effective?
  • Is the government of Qatar being driven closer to Iran?
  • Should the US do more to protect human rights in the Philippines?
  • What can be done to curb government corruption in Brazil?
  • Can South Korea’s new President find a way to ease tensions with the North?
  • Has President Trump overestimated China’s willingness to restrain North Korea’s weapons development programs?
  • Will Iranian influence start to fill the power vacuum as coalition forces beat back ISIS?
  • Does Qatar’s isolation by its neighbors create a risk of spreading regional instability?
  • Will Qatar do more to crack down on its citizens providing support to terrorist organizations?
  • Will the US-Russia cease-fire for Syria hold?
  • Is the Trump White House disrupting global politics?
  • What does the Trump administration’s foreign policy reset with Russia mean for the US midterm election?
  • Does the health care debate expose a fundamental rift within the Republican Party?
  • Is the Trump administration prepared to follow through with threats on international trade?
  • Are Congressional Republicans prepared to abandon plans to repeal-and-replace Obamacare?
  • Has the Trump White House fallen down on its ethics responsibilities towards business conflicts of interest?
  • Should congress enact clearer government ethics rules in light of potential conflicts of interest in the Trump White House?
  • Should the federal government do more to prevent large scale wildfires?
  • Is the Iraqi government’s declaration of victory against ISIS premature?
  • Does President Trump need to take a more active role to get the GOP healthcare plan through Congress?
  • Should President Trump’s potential business conflicts of interest face greater scrutiny from government ethics regulators?
  • Should the Trump administration impose stronger sanctions against Russia?
  • What steps should the EU take to prevent Russian intervention in national elections?
  • Will cooperation between the US and Russia in Syria stay on track?
  • Has the US done enough to disincentivize Russia from interfering in future elections?
  • Has the Russia debate seriously damaged the Trump administration’s credibility?
  • What is the future of the Islamic State?
  • Is automation a significant threat to the US labor market?
  • Should Congress do more to address the impacts of industrial automation on US economic gro
  • Can the US and Russia find a way to work together on the issue of North Korea?
  • Are President Trump’s actions forcing America to the sidelines in the international community?
  • Is China ready to be a world leader?
  • Will France’s state of emergency become a permanent fixture?
  • Does France’s proposed anti-terrorism law infringe too heavily on fundamental rights?
  • Is America’s withdrawal from the TTP in the long term best interest of the US economy?
  • Should Jared Kushner be denied a security clearance?
  • Will Congressional Republicans continue to carry water for the Trump White House?
  • Will Trump administration plans to end debt relief for student loans have any political costs to the President?
  • What effect will Donald Trump Jr.’s emails and meetings have on the politics of the Russia probe?
  • Will Qatari leadership take real steps to counter Islamic extremism?
  • Is there anything the Trump administration can do to lose the support of the GOP base?
  • Do Donald Trump Jr.’s emails further erode the credibility of the White House?
  • Can NATO countries take more direct action to deter Russia from intervention in future elections?
  • Can Prime Minister Netanyahu weather renewed accusations of corruption?
  • What would it take for the ICC to be an effective tool for justice in Africa?
  • Will the new trade deal between the EU and Japan strengthen political support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?
  • What more should the Japanese government do to increase the national birth rate?
  • Is a heavy-handed crackdown of political action in Hong Kong inevitable?
  • What does the retaking of Mosul mean for the larger fight against ISIS?
  • Is the White House’s failure to fill vacant appointments hampering the ability to execute on Trump Administration policy objectives?
  • How can US law enforcement be more effective at combatting cybercrime?
  • Do Trump administration policy objectives align with the President's campaign rhetoric?
  • Can President Trump establish a coherent foreign policy doctrine towards North Korea?
  • Does a political solution to the problems in Syria require the removal of President Assad?
  • Can Colombia continue to cope with the influx of Venezuelan refugees?
  • Will China’s new Silk Road Project open the Chinese economy to foreign investment?
  • Will China’s One Belt One Road initiative open the path to free trade with China?
  • Can the Iraqi government permanently secure the newly liberated city of Mosul?
  • Is the Trump administration’s Russia controversy undercutting the republican legislative agenda?
  • Can Prime Minister Modi clean up the Ganges river?
  • Does the conviction of Brazil’s former President Lula signal real progress on ending government corruption?
  • Is the Greek economy finally getting back on track?
  • Who really benefits from China’s New Silk Road initiative?
  • Is an independent Kurdish state inevitable?
  • Can President Trump reset the relationship with Russia?
  • Should the international community push harder for free and fiar elections in Venezuela?
  • Will business conflicts of interest have any political consequences for the Trump White House?
  • Should Congress take steps to ensure Trump Administration compliance with government ethics guidelines?
  • Is the GOP healthcare plan dead?
  • Is another coup on the horizon for Venezuela?
  • Should further steps be taken to curb government corruption in Ukraine?
  • Is it time for Turkey to end the state of emergency declared after the failed failed coup attempt?
  • Is democracy still functional in Turkey?
  • Is the EU’s response to the migrant crisis prolong the conflict in Syria?
  • Does the confluence of the Trump Administration and the Emoluments Clause pose a real stress test for the US Constitution?
  • Should the EU do more to pressure the Turkish government on human rights violations?
  • Has the peace deal with the FARC left the Collombian government with a deepening problem of cocaine production?
  • Will drastic austerity measures solve Puerto Rico’s financial problems?
  • Is statehood in the long term interest of Puerto Rico?
  • What’s preventing the Republican controlled government from enacting its legislative agenda?
  • Is bi-partisan compromise in Congress impossible?
  • Is President Trump providing effective leadership for the GOP?
  • Will staff shake-ups help the Trump White House get its policy agenda back on track?
  • Is the Trump administration gearing up to end the Iran nuclear deal?
  • Are further major staff changes on the horizon for the Trump White House?
  • What can be done to bring bipartisan compromise back to Congress?
  • CAn the economic indicators protect the Trump White House from criticism by Congressional Republican leadership?
  • Do the ongoing leaks occurring under the Trump administration pose a significant risk to US national security?
  • Is the political turmoil in Venezuela becoming a regional crisis?
  • Will the failure of the GOP repeal and replace plan start to wear away at President Trump’s political support base?
  • Is the monarchy of Thailand reaching a crisis point?
  • Is tax reform still possible in 2017?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Extemp Questions 2017 June


  • Should social media companies do more to aid law enforcement in monitoring extremist communications?
  • Is economic inequality being setup to worsen under Trump administration policies?
  • Is the senate getting closer to a health care bill that it can pass?
  • Are senate republicans getting closer to a health care deal that can get through congress?
  • Will the results of the UK election mean a softer brexit than Prime Minister May had initially wanted?
  • Can congressional republicans help get the Trump administration’s legislative agenda back on track?
  • Will Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election cost her the leadership of the UK’s conservative party?
  • What does Comey’s testimony before the senate intel committee mean for President Trump?
  • Is America’s commitment to NATO weakening?
  • Has multiculturalism failed in Britain?
  • Is the democratic party becoming too obstructionist in congress?
  • Can British security forces do more to curb the spread of extremist ideology among its muslim population?
  • Does President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accords signal an end to America’s global leadership role?
  • Is Brexit in the long term economic interest for Great Britain?
  • Is Trump’s promise to bring back coal politically realistic?
  • Can anyone bring message discipline to the Trump White House?
  • What do the UK election results mean for the rest of May’s future?
  • Does a US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement do long term harm to US national security?
  • What are the next steps the US should take in Afghanistan?
  • Will withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Accords be a significant turning point for political support of the Trump White House?
  • Does the acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon signal more big moves ahead in the US tech sector?
  • Should the international community do more to encourage the global exchange of human organs for transplants?
  • Is the world economy nearing the end of globalization?
  • Is President Trump undercutting his own administration’s foreign policy strategy for the Middle East?
  • How will the UK election results affect Brexit negotiations?
  • Will Macron be able to get a governing coalition elected to the French Parliament?
  • Does the isolation of Qatar by it’s  neighbors signal an early failure of President Trump’s Middle East strategy?
  • Is there a mutually acceptable solution to the blockade of Qatar?
  • Is the humanitarian crisis in Yemen being ignored by the international community?
  • Will President Trump’s change to Obama’s Cuba policy strengthen his support in Florida?
  • Will President Trump veto increased sanctions against Russia?
  • Is the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in the Trump Travel Ban case a win for the President?
  • Can Uber successfully revamp its corporate culture?
  • What steps should the federal government take to improve the cybersecurity of businesses?
  • Should the international community establish norms for cyber-warfare akin to the Geneva accords?
  • Is the Chinese model of an open economy and tight governmental control sustainable in the long term?
  • Does China have the capability and the will to block further development of North Korea’s weapons development programs?
  • Has Democracy failed in Iran?
  • Is President Trump’s base starting to waver in their support for him?
  • What can new media do to improve the discourse and climate of politics?
  • Is Russian support of the Syrian regime drawing the US deeper into the Syrian conflict?
  • Does the Trump White House have a viable strategy for dealing with the crisis in Syria?
  • Has the Trump administration put the US at greater risk of direct military conflict with Russia in Syria?
  • Can Merkle and Macron keep the post-brexit EU from fragmenting?
  • Is the UK ready for Brexit negotiations?
  • Is the US relationship with Cuba back on hostile footing?
  • What form will the Islamic state group take as coalition forces retake IS territories?
  • Is the Greek economy starting to head back in the right direction?
  • Where does the EU go after Brexit?
  • What steps should the Greek government take to improve long term economic prospects?
  • What can the US do to push forward on deconfliction in Syria?
  • Has demonetization been successful for the Indian economy?
  • What is the future of conservatism in the Trump era?
  • Is president Trump leading the US deeper into military engagement in the Middle East?
  • Can congressional Republicans find a consensus on health care this year?
  • Is the Trump re-election kick-off premature?
  • Is White House involvement making it more difficult to get the Republican health care bill through congress?
  • Should the Trump administration have a greater sense of urgency in securing US elections against hacking?
  • What steps should congress take to deter Russian involvement in future US elections?
  • Can President Maduro calm the growing chaos in Venezuela?
  • Is the US now locked into a long-term military intervention in Syria?
  • Will congressional Democrats push for a new AUMF over military intervention in Syria?
  • Is ISIS nearing its end?
  • Is a political solution for the future of Syria falling too far behind the military defeat of ISIS forces?
  • Can Republicans in congress get the GOP legislative agenda back on track?
  • Does the growing turmoil in Venezuela signal the beginning of the end for President Maduro’s regime?
  • Is the Trump presidency damaging global confidence in the United States?
  • Will President Trump deliver on his campaign promises?
  • Will the one-belt-one road initiative let China displace American global leadership?
  • Is it time for the US to adopt a single payer health care system?
  • Is Donald Trump’s temperament detrimental to the office of the president?
  • Is the health care debate exposing a significant divide within the Republican party?
  • Is there anything President trump could do that would cost him the support of the Republican base?
  • Should sexual abuse by priests be a higher priority for Pope Francis?
  • Will President Trump stop tweeting?
  • Will Iraqi security be prepared for the return of insurgent attacks after retaking Mosul from ISIS?
  • Are America’s coastal cities able to cope with the threat of sea level rise?
  • Can South Africa’s Jacob Zuma survive a vote of no confidence?
  • Will Brexit bring a renewed sense of unity among the remaining EU nations?
  • Has the Venezuelan presidency of Maduro drifted too far from the Chavez legacy?
  • Does the disarmament of the FARC signal that the Colombian peace deal will remain on track?
  • Is US news media too easily distracted by Donald Trump’s Twitter?
  • Will the US Supreme Court maintain its historical preference to the office of the President when it hears the Trump travel ban case?
  • How should Brexit negotiations proceed after conservative party setbacks in the UK’s snap election?
  • Is the Central African Republic `to rebuild after years of violence?
  • Will EU fines against Google over antitrust rules have a chilling effect on other tech companies doing business in Europe?
  • Will decreases in international approval ratings of the United States have any effect on President Trump’s foreign policy?
  • Will the risks of Brexit trigger a new vote for Scottish independence?
  • Is FIFA doing a better job of controlling corruption?
  • What’s next for the FARC in Colombia?
  • Are US businesses and government giving the threat of ransomware and cyber-attacks sufficient attention?