Tag: extemp

NFL Nationals Extemp Prep Guide

May 10 2011 by PD Staff

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February 2, 2010 Extemp Release

February 02 2010 by Stefan Bauschard


  1. Should President Obama attempt to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy by executive order if Congress fails to act in accordance with his wishes? Research
  2. Should returning to the Moon be a priority for NASA? Research
  3. Do large budget deficits represent a structural barrier to the United States’ global power? Research

December 15, 2009 Extemp Topics

December 15 2009 by Stefan Bauschard


  1. What should the Democrats in the Senate do to achieve the 60 votes necessary to stop a filibuster of the health care bill? Research
  2. Is inflation becoming a problem for the US economy? Research

December 8, 2009 Extemp Topics

December 08 2009 by PD Staff


   1. Is the settlement offered by the Obama administration in the case Cobell vs Salazar providing compensation to Native Americans sufficient to rectify the historical errors of the United States government? Research
   2. Will President Obama’s job creation plan be enough to bring back sustained economic growth? Research

December 2, 2009 Extemp Topics

December 02 2009 by PD Staff


  1. Did President Obama make the correct decision regarding how many troops to send to Afghanistan? Research
  2. Should the final health care legislation include a tax of ‘cadillac health insurance plans’? Research

November 17, 2009 Extemp Release

November 17 2009 by PD Staff

This week's release has been expanded to include ten foreign and ten domestic extemp questions.


  1. Should Senator Reid place a robust public option in the final Senate health care bill? Research
  2. How should the USDA address the recent upsurge in hunger and food insecurity in the US? Research

October 21, 2009 Extemp Topics

October 21 2009 by PD Staff


  1. Does the continuing rise of college tuition represent a significant, future problem for American higher education? Research
  2. What must the federal government due in order to prevent rising Medicare premiums, or are the increases necessary? Research

October 13 Extemp Topics

October 13 2009 by Stefan Bauschard

  1. Should the United States pursue a moderate troop increase in Afghanistan? Research

  2. Should the United States attempt to build a conventional bunker-busting bomb? Research

October 7 Extemp Topics

October 07 2009 by Stefan Bauschard

Domestic Topics

  1. How will the appointment of Justice Sotomayor affect the Supreme Courts new term? research
  2. How should the FDA respond to recent discoveries that E. coli is prevalent in ground been in the United States? Research

September 23, 2009 Extemp Topics

September 23 2009 by Stefan Bauschard


  1. Does Ohio’s attempt to execute Romell Broom by lethal injection represent cruel and unusual punishment?  Research
  2. Should President Obama make a push to pass climate legislation while simultaneously seeking health care reform? Research

Extemp Questions -- September 8, 2009

September 06 2009 by Stefan Bauschard

This week we are making the first edition of our weekly Extemp questions freely available. In the future, these weekly questions will only be available to our Extemp subscribers.


  1. How will President Obama’s speech to Congress affect the likelihood that a health care bill with his priorities passes the Congress? Articles
  2. Should former “green czar” of the Obama administration Van Jones have had to retire because of his past activities? Articles

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