CQ Researcher is a database of articles about current and controversial issues.
, "all the news that's fit to print," covers news, politics, culture, arts, science, business, sports, and even New York. Search it and other national and international newspapers for free in Lexis-Nexis, now called Nexis Uni..
Academic Search Complete, a database of more scholarly journal articles and books.
Watson Library has two series of books about current topics: Opposing Viewpoints and At Issue. Find them in the Reference Stacks, just to the left of the main desk.