Overview – Obama foreign policy in 2013 – Fisher
South Sudan – Fisher
Poverty – Bregman (worth reading for both NX and FX)
Overview – NSA revelations in 2013 – Peterson
The extemp files were updated Sunday evening.
ACA and GOP options
British economy (contrast with earlier Krugman article on Osborne, posted 12-20)
Global warming – Porter
Syria‘s conflict and border issues/changes
Valerie Strauss can normally be found writing the Washington Post’s column The Answer Sheet, on education matters. One of her posts today, though, puts together some of the most useful economic charts I’ve seen – all in one place – that go a long way towards describing and defining our current domestic economic conditions. There aren’t many extemp questions on economic problems that won’t be covered by these charts; the article is well worth your time to read.
Health care – Rosenthal
Iran – Giacomo
Ukraine – Hoagland
China – Murong Xuecun on propaganda
Definitely in CX, and probably in FX and NX, we ask high school students to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems in just 7-8 minutes of speaking time. Do student opinions on such topics really matter? This article indicates they might.