I am having a really hard time finding a topic, I just did vaccines for my last paper, or that would have been a good one.
Still, I discourage these topics because they're rarely very interesting to read and you want, if nothing else in the whole wide world, for your instructor to actually be interested in reading your paper. Put's 'em in a good mood, which is always beneficially to your "bottom line" i.e. grade. I encourage my students to look in their local newspapers for issues that actually matter, to them. It makes the research part so much more interesting, and, I think, profitable for the student because they're required to use more investigatory skills than just google. kwim?
Some of my favorite topics of late have been:
Stuff like that . . . . . HTH
What responsibility to it's neighborhood does XYZ company have in terms of environmental impact?
Should teachers in XYZ school system be allowed to create their own curriculum, or does the need for consistency trump creativity?
What does No Child Left Behind actually look like in our school system, and should it be continued or not?
Gentrification of XYZ neighborhood has benefited and cost the residents, who's rights/wishes/needs trump the others?