1. Identify a current public policy issue/controversy in the news today. 2. Describe and analyze the scope of the public policy concern. 3. Who are the stakeholders and affected constituencies? 4. What political institutions are relevant to the policy discussion about this issue? 5. What are some of the proposed policies to address this issue? 6. Do you think there is a solution to the problem that you favor? What factors went into your decision? 7. How much does the public policy issue cost Americans? How much would it cost to address the issue? If the costs are unknown, why are they unknown? 8. Is the public policy issue one faced by both the federal government and state governments?