Monthly Archives: January 2013

Politics, immigration, foreign misc

Thanks to Ian Hainline for contributing most of these questions. Domestic Politics – What should be the focus of President Obama’s (second) first 100 days? – Is Eric Cantor or Steny Hoyer more likely to become the next Speaker of … Continue reading

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One tournament’s worth (~80 q’s)

Thank you to Andrew West from Myers Park, NC for sending his tournament’s questions. Former GMU coach Jason Warren wrote these—if you want him to write some for your tournament, check out his question-writing service. Round 1- The New Congress … Continue reading

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Sports

Disclaimer: I don’t think sports questions belong at tournaments. But, since some people disagree and I love sports: (Who / Which team) will win [insert upcoming championship]? What criteria should sportswriters use to determine the MVP? (tailor to your favorite … Continue reading

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Antibiotics

Do Americans overuse antibiotics? (How) Should Congress take steps to limit Americans’ use of antibiotics? Can antibiotic development outpace evolution? Are antibiotics breeding the next deadly pandemic? Will antibiotic resistance be the next great public health crisis? How should public … Continue reading

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Debt ceiling & 14th

Is the debt ceiling constitutional? (Will/Should) President Obama invoke the 14th amendment to increase the debt ceiling? Would President Obama face significant political fallout if he invoked the 14th amendment to increase the debt ceiling? Should Congress abolish the debt … Continue reading

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NFHS Dec ’12: DX & FX, 50 q’s

Erin Thomas was awesome enough to send the NFHS’s December 2012 topics. Domestic – Easier 1. Will the President and Congress reach an agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff?” 2. Are higher taxes in Americans’ future? 3. If Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Food safety, debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, politics, Google, China, India

Food safety – Will the FDA’s latest round of regulations reduce foodborne disease? – Do we need the FDA? – Will the FDA’s latest round of regulations impose too great a burden on businesses? Debt ceiling & sequester – Who … Continue reading

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Foreign misc.

How should the Nigerian government curb Boko Haram violence? What does Mexico’s PRI need to do in this new term to end the drug war? Are Bolivia’s tactics in handling the drug war a good example for Latin America? What … Continue reading

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Social networking / internet / privacy

Was Google’s decision to require Google+ for all users a wise business move? Will it boost Google’s ad revenue? Is it inevitable that almost everyone will have online profiles? Will Google’s data-mining efforts scare away customers? In response to Facebook, … Continue reading

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Fiscal cliff

It’s finally over! Was the “fiscal cliff” overhyped? Who won the fiscal cliff negotiations? Did (Dems / Reps / Obama) get enough in the fiscal cliff deal? Should (Dems / Reps / Obama) have held out for a better deal? … Continue reading

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