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Top 150 Current Events Topics

Introduction

Staying up to date with current events is hard.

You have probably realized that nobody has time to read every news story online, let alone in print.

This list of current events will keep you updated on important issues around the globe as well as other popular topics and stories.

The 150 topics here are arranged into 9 different categories: Top politics and government topics, top technology topics, top media and entertainment topics, top education, top religion topics, top health & science topics, top transport & automobile topics, World news, and lastly top sports topics. However, should you wish to skip this article due to reasons such as a busy schedule or otherwise, our premium writers are ready to step in and help with that assignment. All you need to do is place an order with us.

Politics and Government

  1. How effective are the first 100 days of a presidency?
  2. Will voting reform ever happen in the U.S.?
  3. Does the Electoral College still serve its purpose today?
  4. Has climate change reached its tipping point, or can we reverse it up to this point?
  5. Is political correctness in America harmful or helpful towards freedom?
  6. What are some of the most popular political opinions of the day?
  7. Will gun control ever become a national issue? What are some of the best arguments from either side?
  8. When it comes to politics, how does big-money influence campaigns?
  9. What is one of Joe Biden’s priorities stated during his campaign for the presidency?
  10. How effective are interns in the political process?
  11. What are some of the best political speeches delivered recently? How much do they affect us, either positively or negatively?
  12. Should you vote for someone based on their character rather than their economic policies. What about voting based on both?
  13. Will there ever be a woman president in the United States? How many years will it take before we have a woman president?
  14. Will Joe Biden’s presidency be one of prosperity or downfall in America/the world?
  15. How effective are political protests today, if at all? Are they necessary for our free society to function correctly?
  16. What should the U.S. do about Russia’s involvement in our elections? How about China’s and Iran’s?
  17. How much do free trade agreements affect American jobs?
  18. Is corruption in American politics a bigger issue now than it used to be? How does their power affect us as citizens?

In case you like to debate as well, you may check our list of debate topics!

Technology

  1. How much has technology changed our lives over the last decade?
  2. Are we living in a digital world, and is it affecting our daily habits negatively or positively?
  3. Who will win the battle between Google vs Apple? How big of an effect does each have on society?
  4. Can 3-D printing be used for creating artificial hips and knees for joint replacement?
  5. Are you paying too much for your cellphone plan? Can you get a better deal with another service provider?
  6. How many people are still using landlines in the developed world, and how much longer will they be around? Will they ever disappear completely?
  7. Does it cost more to send a text message than calling someone on their cell phone?
  8. How much has the internet changed our lives in the last five years alone? Technology is constantly advancing and will always be an issue that we all deal with on some level.
  9. What are some of the most popular new technological gadgets that have been recently released?
  10. Should there be a limit on how much power should be given to big tech companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft?
  11. What are the most popular social media sites in the world? How have they changed since their creation? Should these sites be regulated or treated as free speech zones?
  12. As more people start using mobile phones instead of landlines, how will this affect telecommunication companies like AT&T, Verizon and others? Will they be able to stay relevant in this changing world of communication?
  13. What are some of the newest technological trends that will significantly impact our daily lives in years to come?
  14. How do new technological advances affect the job market in America? Will they cause a significant shift that will cripple our economy, or will the U.S. take advantage of them somehow?

Media and Entertainment

  1. What are some of the best current T.V. show comedies? What makes a good comedy and what doesn’t?
  2. How much does reality T.V. shows influence our society, if at all? Are they positive or negative? Why do we watch them either way?
  3. How important is diversity in entertainment media today? Is America’s culture too homogenous?
  4. What do we hope to see in new movies released for this year and even the rest of our lives?
  5. How much should social media influence politics or government today?
  6. Which is better, independent media sources or mainstream media sources? What is the value of each?
  7. What are some of the most controversial movies released this year, and will they receive awards for their quality?
  8. How has technology changed the art industry? Is there anywhere today where you can purchase fine art pieces at an affordable price?
  9. Do you think that people’s tastes and preferences in entertainment media will change in the future?
  10. Is it okay for entertainers to make political statements on stage, on T.V., or through social media? What would be the ramifications of entertainers doing so?
  11. How do we feel about celebrities who are outspoken about politics through various mediums (i.e. social media, interviews/talk shows, etc.)? Should they be allowed to voice their opinions publicly if it may impact how we perceive them as entertainers?
  12. How do you feel about the pay gap in Hollywood and other parts of show business? Do you think that women or men should make more money for the same job based on their gender?
  13. Should the government have more influence in art and entertainment as a form of propaganda?
  14. What are some of your favorite shows on Netflix right now? How does streaming media affect the television/movie industry?
  15. How do you feel about movie sequels being made, even decades after the original movie were made? Why do they keep making them?

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Education

  1. What are some of the most essential skills you think students need to succeed in today’s society?
  2. How can we help high school and college students develop soft skills such as communication, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, etc.?
  3. Should there be more standardization in defining what constitutes as adequate levels of education per grade level?
  4. Is there a difference between education and training? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
  5. How do we feel about homeschooling versus public or private schools in today’s world? What are the potential downsides to being homeschooled?
  6. What can people do to make their time at home more educational? How vital is self-education, and how can people become more self-educated?
  7. What are some of the most controversial education bills being discussed in politics today? How much influence do lobbyists have on them?
  8. How important is it to encourage students to pursue careers outside their major after college?
  9. What are the benefits of online learning (i.e. MOOCs)? What kind of disadvantages exists for students?
  10. Do you think that university courses should include more practical, real-life applications in their curriculum? How would this be done?
  11. Is it okay for adults to attend elementary school classes if they want a refresher course?
  12. How should teachers be evaluated and rewarded for their work? What are the best ways that teacher incentives can be implemented without compromising a school’s integrity or student performance?
  13. Where do you see education in America headed in the near future? Can it stay on its current trajectory, or will change happen at some point in future?
  14. Do you feel that teachers are sufficiently compensated for their work, and if not, why do you think this is so?
  15. What are some of the best programs/classes/activities to get children interested in math early?

Still on education, you may want to check out our list of easy-to-do research topics

Religion

  1. How should leaders react to ISIS/ISIL? Do you think that any religion is inherently violent, if at all? What needs to be done when it comes to religious extremism?
  2. What do you think of the newest pope, Francis I? Is his style going to have a lasting impact on Catholicism and religion worldwide?
  3. Do you believe that Christianity is growing or shrinking as a world religion today? If it is growing, is it growing primarily in places where Islam is also spreading?
  4. Is religion a good thing or a bad thing overall for our world today?
  5. What are some religions that you are unfamiliar with and would like to learn about?
  6. What are some examples of religion being used positively in your life, whether through a particular ritual or otherwise? What are the benefits of having religious influence?
  7. How do you feel about the Islamic faith concerning ISIS/ISIL and what they preach?
  8. What are the benefits of religious education and training? Do you have any examples from your own experience?
  9. What do you think of different religions incorporating practices, such as incense burning, meditation/yoga, or chanting into their rituals?
  10. Why do some religions have icons, symbols of importance and power, to represent their faith? What is the purpose of these icons?
  11. What do you think about religious groups taking over real estate property (buildings, parks, etc.) in your area without permission? What does this say about our political system and our society as a whole?
  12. Do you think that religion has harmed us or helped us in some ways throughout history? Why or why not?
  13. Do you think that religion will die out as an institution in the next 100 years?
  14. What do you want your last words to be when you are on your deathbed?
  15. How do we feel about religion being used by politicians to gain votes and sway public opinion, whether for political or financial gain?
  16. What do you think about the fact that many religious leaders/religious texts are not written in modern languages and cannot be easily understood by some? What is needed to solve this problem?
  17. How does religion play a role in your daily life? How can it improve if it doesn’t play an important role in your everyday life (e.g., if you are not religious, etc.)?

Of course, religion is sure to generate a lot of arguments, which is why you may as well spice things up with our list of argumentative topics!

Health and Science

  1. Can we take a picture of what’s happening in the brain for each different mental disorder?
  2. What are some of the most common medical procedures done incorrectly?
  3. Should insurance companies cover transgender surgery? Why or why not?
  4. Can we genetically engineer humans to live hundreds and even thousands of years?
  5. What are some new effective ways to treat depression?
  6. Will Alzheimer’s be cured in my lifetime? Will it affect me personally, or will I still be alive when a cure is developed?
  7. Might we ever be able to turn back the clock on a person’s age?
  8. Should organ donors receive much more compensation for their organs than they do now?
  9. How has cancer changed in the last ten years?
  10. How does being overweight affect the body, and is obesity an addiction like smoking?
  11. Can we stop human trafficking once and for all?
  12. How serious is our problem with drug use in the United States?
  13. What are some of the most effective ways to prevent drug use and abuse?
  14. How much technology can we have in a hospital without compromising our health in any way?
  15. Can we ever reach immortality by developing technologies that will effectively bring us back from the dead?
  16. How much of our DNA do we know?
  17. Can we make a vaccine for HIV/AIDS that will permanently prevent its return without having to take a daily pill?
  18. How many viruses are there, and how do they affect us today?
  19. Can we effectively cure any diseases in the future using genetic engineering? What about preventing them entirely with vaccines or other means of prevention?
  20. Should we consider genetic engineering to be a way to live longer?

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Transport and Automobile

  1. Should we create more train tracks rather than building new highways?
  2. Is Uber’s business model going to create a world in which fewer people have their cars and rely on driver-less vehicles for transportation? How will this affect our society as a whole?
  3. How do you feel about flying private aircraft, rather than commercial airlines, as a means for personal travel?
  4. How does the amount of time we spend in our cars affect our lives?
  5. Is it better to own a car or use public transportation?
  6. Should you be able to drive an 18-wheeler truck if you do not already have a commercial license?
  7. How will driverless cars and trucks affect those employed in the industry? How about everyone else who is dependent on the industry for their livelihood?
  8. How much of a role should electric cars play in our society?
  9. Will driverless cars be able to travel on any road in the world, or will they need special coding and modification for each one?
  10. What are some of the best ways to create a more efficient way to travel between cities that are only tens of miles apart, yet hundreds of miles away from each other as the crow flies?
  11. Should artificial intelligence-driven cars be included in sporting events in the u.s or any other part of the world?
  12. How will driverless cars and trucks change the delivery industry?
  13. What effect, if any, will self-driving vehicles have on traffic congestion very soon? How about ten to 20 years from now?
  14. What are some of the biggest hurdles developers face as they research to bring fully automated vehicles into our society?
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Sports

  1. How much money do professional sports leagues make each year, and how is it split between the team owners?
  2. Can crime in sports be eliminated?
  3. How can a head coach give his team the edge to win on game day?
  4. What is one of the most crucial skills a professional sports official possesses, and why is it so important?
  5. What are some quotes from athletes that stand out and make us think more than just about sports?
  6. How does sports betting affect our country’s economy?
  7. Is there room for innovation in professional hockey, and how could it help their sport grow? How about other professional sports leagues?
  8. How much control do people have over sports news, and how do they affect fans?
  9. Can a professional sports team be too dominant for their own good? Can it hurt other teams in the leagues?
  10. What are some of the greatest rivalries in all professional sports? What makes them such an entertaining spectacle to watch?
  11. Can winning more games than the other team be reason enough to believe one is better?
  12. What is one of the best strategies for winning a game in professional sports? How much does it affect our society as a whole?
  13. Can athletics alone make an elite school, or are there other important aspects to consider for admissions?
  14. Are steroids in sports ever considered acceptable, and if so, how should we regulate them?
  15. What is one of the biggest reasons for sports corruption, and what can be done to prevent it?
  16. How much does the gender of a professional athlete affect their pay grade?
  17. How much control do the players have over how often they play?
  18. Is there any type of professional sports that should be banned from our society? Why are they so crucial to our culture, if at all?
  19. How does the quality of play in professional sports affect our culture and what we see as acceptable?
  20. What is one of the most misunderstood rules in professional sports, and how can it be clarified to enhance enjoyment for everyone involved?

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World News/Issues

  1. How will the space race affect our society?
  2. What is one of the biggest obstacles or barriers preventing a peaceful and United State in the middle east?
  3. Is there an issue in the world that has not been addressed to your satisfaction, and if so, what is it? How do you plan on resolving it? What gives you hope for its solution?
  4. Can the war on drugs be won, or should there be a different approach to solving this problem? How about other crimes such as cybercrime and white-collar crime?
  5. How does U.S. foreign policy affect us here in America? What are some of the best/worst examples, and what would you do differently?
  6. What is one of the biggest obstacles or barriers preventing a peaceful and United States in the middle east?
  7. What is one of our society’s main problems, and how would you change it if you were put in charge for one day?
  8. How can we make our cities safer without infringing on people’s rights or freedoms?
  9. Is there an issue in the world that has not been addressed to your satisfaction, and if so, what is it? How do you plan on resolving it? What gives you hope for its solution?
  10. What are some of the best ways to create a more efficient way to travel between cities that are only tens of miles apart, yet hundreds of miles away from each other as the crow flies?
  11. How about other crimes such as cybercrime and white-collar crime?
  12. What is one of the biggest obstacles or barriers preventing a peaceful and United States in the middle east?
  13. Are we living in more peaceful times now, compared to 20-50 years ago? Why or why not? Will things ever stop getting worse? If so, when?
  14. Can crime in sports be eliminated?
  15. How much control do people have over sports news, and how do they affect fans?
  16. What are some of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. today? How can we overcome them to create a better society? What is one feature about this issue that makes it so important to you personally?
  17. What are some quotes from athletes that stand out and make us think more than just about sports?
  18. How does sports betting affect our country’s economy?
  19. What is one of the best strategies for winning a game in professional sports? How much does it affect our society as a whole?
  20. Are steroids in sports ever considered acceptable, and if so, how should we regulate them?

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