Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/truffleg/public_html/topicalwinds.com/connect-db.php on line 14
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-72229523-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); Topical Winds
Should Sugary Sodas Have Warning Labels?
San Francisco became the first city to require warning labels on soda. Do you think these warnings are necessary?


71% of of writers and pundits say no
see summaries and graphs of all writers and pundits

entertainment | Can SeaWorld Recover From "Blackfish"?
Can SeaWorld Recover From When Blackfish premiered in 2013, it uncovered abuses with Tilikum, one of their killer whales. The award-winning documentary had a huge negative impact on the animal theme park. Will SeaWorld be able to recover from this negative publicity?

50% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits

What do you think?
Can SeaWorld Recover From "Blackfish"?  


Yes, people will forget about it over time and the move and controversy will quickly become an afterthought.
no votes | Vote
sports | Will Hope Solo Be Able To Redeem Herself?
Will Hope Solo Be Able To Redeem Herself?With the women's World Cup starting, star American player Hope Solo is front and center. With her domestic violence issues getting a lot of press, will Hope Solo be able to redeem herself, and keep the focus on soccer?

75% of writers and pundits say no
see all 12 writers and pundits

What do you think?
Will Hope Solo Be Able To Redeem Herself?  
world | Is Jerusalem The Capital of Israel?
Is Jerusalem The Capital of Israel?SCOTUS recently ruled that a citizen born in Jerusalem could not list Israel as his place of birth. They ruled against him, stating that Jerusalem is NOT the capital of Israel, as it remains contested land. Should the U.S. officially declare Jerusalem the Capital of Israel? 

60% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits

What do you think?
Is Jerusalem The Capital of Israel?  


bcuz fuk beetches gut monies
1 vote | Vote
national | Is The New Abortion Law In Texas A Step Backwards?
Is The New Abortion Law In Texas A Step Backwards?The Texas Appeals Court recently upheld a law that will result in the closing of the majority of abortion facilities in the state. Is this new law a step backwards for the women of Texas?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 12 writers and pundits

What do you think?
Is The New Abortion Law In Texas A Step Backwards?  
entertainment | Should Rachel Dolezal Be Punished For Lying?
Should Rachel Dolezal Be Punished For Lying?The head of the NAACP's Spokane office, Rachel Dolezal, was discovered to be a white woman, presenting herself as black. Should she be punished for this misrepresentation?

75% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 12 writers and pundits
national | Will Hillary Clinton's Populist Stance Win Her The White House?
Will Hillary Clinton's Populist Stance Win Her The White House?At her first major political rally, Hillary Clinton channeled FDR, promising to tackle big business, and bring up the middle class. Will her populist stance help win her the White House?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Will Not Having A College Degree Hurt Scott Walker?
Will Not Having A College Degree Hurt Scott Walker?Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin only attended Marquette University for two years, failing to graduate. Will not having a college degree affect his chance at the White House?

60% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
sports | Will American Pharaoh Winning The Triple Crown Help Horse Racing?
Will American Pharaoh Winning The Triple Crown Help Horse Racing?With American Pharaoh winning the Triple Crown, the country is excited about horse racing. Will the exciting win help improve the popularity of the sport?

58% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 12 writers and pundits
world | Will The G7 Agree To Sanctions For Russia?
Will The G7 Agree To Sanctions For Russia?The G7 is meeting in Germany, trying to determine a way to curb Russian aggression in the Ukraine. Will the powerful group of leaders be successful?

64% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 11 writers and pundits
entertainment | Did The Interview Of The Duggar's Backfire?
Did The Interview Of The Duggar's Backfire?Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were interviewed by Megyn Kelly, hoping to clear the air regarding their son Josh, who has admitted to molesting his younger sisters. The interview left more questions than answers. Did the primetime interview backfire on the Duggar's?

78% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Should The U.S. Go Metric?
Should The U.S. Go Metric?Upon announcing his candidacy for President, Lincoln Chafee stated the United States should adopt the metric system. Should the U.S. join the rest of the world and go metric?

89% of writers and pundits say no
see all writers and pundits
entertainment | Is The Movie "Aloha" A Symbol Of Whitewashing In Hollywood?
Is The Movie In Cameron Crowe's "Aloha", Asian lead character Allison Ng is played by Emma Stone, a white actress. Is this miscasting a sign of white privilege in Hollywood?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 11 writers and pundits
world | Will Greece Leave The Eurozone?
Will Greece Leave The Eurozone?With Greece unable to make debt repayments, and unwilling to take further austerity measures, economists are concerned Greece will be dropped from the euro. Do you think Greece will default and leave the Eurozone?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 21 writers and pundits
sports | Will The Warriors Win The NBA Championship?
Will The Warriors Win The NBA Championship?The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting in the 2015 NBA Finals. Current MVP Stephen Curry will be going against former MVP LeBron James. Will the Warriors be able to win the championship, their first in 40 years?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 13 writers and pundits
entertainment | Will "Chiraq" Be Well Received?
Will Spike Lee is making a new movie based on black-on-black violence in Chicago. Many residents are unhappy about the name, likening Chicago to Iraq. Will the movie be well received?

83% of writers and pundits say no
see all writers and pundits
national | Does Marco Rubio's Driving Record Matter?
Does Marco Rubio's Driving Record Matter?The driving record of Marco Rubio and his wife were recently made public, and they have numerous violations between them. Does a presidential candidate need a good driving record?

79% of writers and pundits say no
see all 14 writers and pundits
entertainment | Will Tidal Be Successful?
Will Tidal Be Successful?Rapper Jay-Z debuted his new music streaming service in April to much fanfare, but it has been struggling ever since. Will Tidal be able to succeed?

70% of writers and pundits say no
see all 10 writers and pundits
sports | Is Jordan Spieth The New Tiger Woods?
Is Jordan Spieth The New Tiger Woods?Golfer Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open, his second major in a row. Is the 21-year-old golf phenom the new Tiger Woods?

93% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 14 writers and pundits
national | Is Nikki Haley Right In Calling For The Removal Of The Confederate Flag?
Is Nikki Haley Right In Calling For The Removal Of The Confederate Flag?After days of calls for the removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina statehouse, Governor Nikki Haley has called for it's removal. Is the Republican governor justified in calling for the removal of the racist flag?

77% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 13 writers and pundits
sports | Is Michael Sam Done With Fooball?
Is Michael Sam Done With Fooball?With Michael Sam being suspended from the Montreal Alouettes, and cut from two NFL teams, many wonder where he will go from here. Is the first openly-gay football player done?

75% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
world | Will The Pope Change Views On Climate?
Will The Pope Change Views On Climate?The Pope is releasing an encyclical stating that climate change is real, and caused by human activity. Will the Pope's strong stance convince climate change deniers? 

69% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 16 writers and pundits
national | Does Lincoln Chafee Have A Shot?
Does Lincoln Chafee Have A Shot?Lincoln Chafee has entered the pool of Democrats seeking the nomination. Does the former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island stand a chance?

91% of writers and pundits say no
see all 11 writers and pundits
world | Will Jason Rezaian Be Found Guilty?
Will Jason Rezaian Be Found Guilty?Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been jailed in Iran for almost a year, and was tried in a close-door trial. Will the reporter be found guilty of espionage?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
world | Will The Influx Of American Tourists Ruin Cuba?
Will The Influx Of American Tourists Ruin Cuba?With improved relations between Cuba and the U.S., more Americans are traveling to the Caribbean country than ever. Will visitors to the once forbidden tropical island change the country forever?

50% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
world | Should The Build Up Of Chinese Military Concern the U.S.?
Should The Build Up Of Chinese Military Concern the U.S.?Beijing has warned the U.S. over surveillance flights gathering information about increased militarization in the South China Sea. Does the U.S. have reason to worry?

70% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
national | Do The Koch Brothers Have Too Much Influence?
Do The Koch Brothers Have Too Much Influence?Charles and David Koch are multibillionaires, and enormous donators to conservative causes and candidates. Those on the left feel the brothers yield too much influence. Do the Koch Brothers have too much power in right-wing causes?

80% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
national | Was Donald Trump Justified In Kicking Out Univision Reporter?
Was Donald Trump Justified In Kicking Out Univision Reporter?At a recent press conference, Univision reporter Jorge Ramos asked some heated questions about Trump's immigration policy, and was quickly removed by Trump's staff. Was Donald Trump right to kick the reporter out?

82% of writers and pundits say no
see all 11 writers and pundits
national | Should Women Be Able To Be SEALs?
Should Women Be Able To Be SEALs?With the news that two women have passed the elite Army Ranger course, there are calls for women to serve in other special force ops. Should women be able to be SEALs?

60% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Did John Kasich Gain Voters At The Republican Debate?
Did John Kasich Gain Voters At The Republican Debate?Going in at the #10 position, not much was expected of Ohio Governor John Kasich. However, his enthusiasm and honesty seemed to resonate with the audience. Do you think John Kasich gained voters?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 25 writers and pundits
entertainment | Should Facebook Have A "Dislike" Button?
Should Facebook Have A Top social media site Facebook is planning to roll out a "dislike" button, alongside its famous "like" button. Do you think Facebook needs the dislike button? 

67% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 12 writers and pundits
national | Will Donald Trump's Tax Plan Satisfy The Right?
Will Donald Trump's Tax Plan Satisfy The Right?Donald Trump has finally released his first policy stand on taxes, which would change little for the middle and lower classes, and be a financial boon for the richest Americans. Will this tax plan satisfy his base?

64% of writers and pundits say no
see all 14 writers and pundits
national | Did Hillary Clinton Win The Debate?
Did Hillary Clinton Win The Debate?The Democrats hosted their first presidential debate, with Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley, Webb and Chafee. Both Clinton and Sanders were especially outspoken, and seemed to get the most cheers from the crowd. Did Hillary Clinton win the debate?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
national | Will Kevin McCarthy Succeed John Boehner As Speaker?
Will Kevin McCarthy Succeed John Boehner As Speaker? After the shocking resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner, many are looking for the next to replace him. Currently, California Congressman Kevin McCarthy is the leading name being mentioned. Will McCarthy be the next Speaker?

89% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 18 writers and pundits
world | Will Volkswagen Be Able To Recover From Its Diesel Scandal?
Will Volkswagen Be Able To Recover From Its Diesel Scandal?Volkswagen's CEO resigned amidst his involvement in the diesel emissions scandal. VW has already lost almost $30 billion in market value, with more expected. Will Volkswagen be able to recover?

86% of writers and pundits say no
see all 14 writers and pundits
world | Will The Iran Deal Hurt US-Israeli Relations?
Will The Iran Deal Hurt US-Israeli Relations?After many months at the negotiating table, a deal between Iran and the U.S. looks imminent. Will the game changing deal hurt America's long-standing relationship with Israel?

85% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 13 writers and pundits
national | Should The Ten Commandments Be Removed From Oklahoma Capitol?
Should The Ten Commandments Be Removed From Oklahoma Capitol?The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in favor of removing a granite monument from the state Capitol, stating the separation of church and state. Should the Ten Commandments be removed?

67% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Will Obama's Clean Energy Plan Be Taken Seriously?
Will Obama's Clean Energy Plan Be Taken Seriously?President Obama announced his Clean Energy Plan, detailing how the US can reduce carbon emissions to zero by the end of the century. The plan requires each state to abide by the plan. Will Obama's answer to climate change be taken seriously?

75% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 12 writers and pundits
national | Did Chris Christie Hurt Rand Paul At The Debate?
Did Chris Christie Hurt Rand Paul At The Debate?Chris Christie and Rand Paul went at it over the Patriot Act. Despite the fast back and forth, many thought Governor Christie was the clear winner. Did Christie hurt Paul at the debate?

56% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 25 writers and pundits
world | Will Guantanamo Bay Close Before Obama Leaves Office?
Will Guantanamo Bay Close Before Obama Leaves Office?When first campaigning to be president, Barack Obama promised to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay within his first months of his Presidency. However, as his second term winds down, the terrorist jail remains open. Will Obama keep his promise and close Guantanamo?

70% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
national | Should Mike Huckabee Run For President?
Should Mike Huckabee Run For President?Many pundits are debating whether the former Arkansas Governor will run for President. Will Mike Huckabee be a candidate for the 2016 election?

83% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Will Unfavorable Donations To The Clinton Foundation Hurt Hillary's Chances in 2016?
Will Unfavorable Donations To The Clinton Foundation Hurt Hillary's Chances in 2016?A Canadian mining company donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation, and it's now been disclosed that company sold its interests in Uranium to Russia. Will these questionable donations hurt Hillary's chance at the presidency?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Is The Senate Purposely Stalling On The Nomination Of Loretta Lynch?
Is The Senate Purposely Stalling On The Nomination Of Loretta Lynch?It's been 5 months since President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney General. Is the Republican led Senate purposely delaying her nomination?

82% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 11 writers and pundits
sports | Is The Boxing Community More Tolerant Of Domestic Violence?
Is The Boxing Community More Tolerant Of Domestic Violence?Floyd Mayweather has a history of domestic violence, and yet he's about to have his biggest payday ever with his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Are boxing fans more tolerant of domestic violence?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
national | Scott Walker - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Scott WalkerWisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the potential Republican candidate backed by the war chest of the Koch brothers.

60% of articles are anti-Scott Walker
see all 112 writers and pundits
world | Will The Death Of An American Hostage Effect The U.S. Drone Program?
Will The Death Of An American Hostage Effect The U.S. Drone Program?A drone strike in Pakistan killed two hostages, including American Warren Weinstein. Will this "collateral damage" change our drone program?

77% of writers and pundits say no
see all 13 writers and pundits
national | Jeb Bush - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Jeb BushThe youngest son of the Bush dynasty, Jeb Bush is the former Republican governor of Florida, and often seen as the shoe-in for the 2016 Republican nomination.

64% of articles are anti-Jeb Bush
see all 92 writers and pundits
entertainment | Should Miley Cyrus Break Up With Patrick Schwarzenegger?
Should Miley Cyrus Break Up With Patrick Schwarzenegger?Patrick Schwarzenegger was spotted cavorting with an ex-girlfiriend during spring break. Should Miley Cyrus break up with him?

60% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
entertainment | Should Brian Williams Be Barred From News?
Should Brian Williams Be Barred From News?Should Brian Williams should never be allowed to be a newscaster again due to his repeated and admitted exaggerations?

91% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 11 writers and pundits
entertainment | Will Selena Gomez Go Public With Zedd Relationship?
Will Selena Gomez Go Public With Zedd Relationship?Will Selena Gomez announce a new relationship with German EDM artist Zedd after interview on Radio Disney?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | Does Rand Paul Have A Chance Of Winning The Republican Nomination?
Does Rand Paul Have A Chance Of Winning The Republican Nomination? Rand Paul, Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky, has announced his bid for President in 2016. Does he have a chance of winning the parties nomination?

79% of writers and pundits say no
see all 29 writers and pundits
entertainment | Should Chris Wallace Face Reprecussions For Fat Shaming Kelly Clarkson?
Should Chris Wallace Face Reprecussions For Fat Shaming Kelly Clarkson?When discussing Kelly Clarkson on a radio show, Chris Wallace said the singer "she lay off the deep dish pizza". Should Wallace face repercussions for fat shaming Clarkson?

90% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 10 writers and pundits
world | Should The U.S. Allow Arctic Drilling?
Should The U.S. Allow Arctic Drilling?President Obama gave the go ahead for Shell to start drilling for oil and natural gas in the Arctic. Was this decision a good one?

84% of writers and pundits say no
see all 25 writers and pundits
sports | Will Tom Brady Be Suspended?
Will Tom Brady Be Suspended?Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been implicated in Deflategate. Some punishment is coming...do you think the superstar will be suspended?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 12 writers and pundits
national | Should The University Of Texas Remove Jefferson David Statue?
Should The University Of Texas Remove Jefferson David Statue?Students and alumni are fighting to have a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the Austin campus. Should the statue of the leader of the Confederacy be removed?

57% of writers and pundits say no
see all writers and pundits
sports | Should Bullfighting Be Banned?
Should Bullfighting Be Banned?With Torero Jimenez Fortes being gored, and with many upset about the killing of bulls for sport, people think bullfighting should end. Do you think bullfighting should end?

71% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
national | George Pataki - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
George PatakiFormer New York Governor George Pataki may be a long shot, but he's still considering a run for the 2016 Republican nomination.

75% of articles are anti-George Pataki
see all 20 writers and pundits
national | Will The Amtrak Crash Lead To Improvements In Infrastructure?
Will The Amtrak Crash Lead To Improvements In Infrastructure?The deadly train crash in Philadelphia has many people asking why it happened. Will the Amtrak crash lead to improved safety measures and improvements in infrastructure?

87% of writers and pundits say no
see all 15 writers and pundits
sports | Is Tom Brady's Legacy Forever Ruined?
Is Tom Brady's Legacy Forever Ruined?With his 4-game suspension for deflating game balls, Tom Brady's reputation has taken quite a hit. Do you think the Patriots quarterback's legacy is ruined?

63% of writers and pundits say no
see all 19 writers and pundits
national | Will Obama Find A Way To Get TPA Passed?
Will Obama Find A Way To Get TPA Passed?Obama's fast-track authority for his TPP trade bill was shot down by Democratic senators, which was a crushing blow. Will Obama be able to address concerns and get the bill through the senate?

50% of writers and pundits say yes
see all 18 writers and pundits
national | Bobby Jindal - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Bobby JindalLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and possible candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination.

50% of articles are pro-Bobby Jindal
see all 36 writers and pundits
entertainment | Is The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Hurting Self Esteem?
Is The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Hurting Self Esteem?You can't go an hour without hearing about the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge. But is this phenomenon hurting our girls self esteem?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
sports | Does Manny Pacquaio Deserve A Rematch?
Does Manny Pacquaio Deserve A Rematch?The fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio ended with a unanimous win for Mayweather. Many people think Pacquaio held his own and deserved better scores. Should there be a rematch between the two boxers?

64% of writers and pundits say no
see all 11 writers and pundits
entertainment | Should A Trans Man Be The Mens Health Cover Model?
Should A Trans Man Be The Mens Health Cover Model?Aydian Dowling is looking to change perceptions about what constitutes a man, and is currently in the lead to be on the cover of Mens Health as the "Ultimate Guy". Should Dowling win this coveted cover?

80% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
sports | Should Stephanie Wei Have Lost Her Credentials For Live-Streaming Golf Practice?
Should Stephanie Wei Have Lost Her Credentials For Live-Streaming Golf Practice?Stephanie Wei used the Twitter app Periscope to live-stream a PGA sanctioned practice. The PGA Tour has since yanked her credentials for the rest of the season. Did the PGA make the right decision?

100% of writers and pundits say no
see all writers and pundits
sports | Will Los Angeles Get An NFL Team?
Will Los Angeles Get An NFL Team?Los Angeles has been without an NFL team for years now. Will the Rams be packing up and moving to LA?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
see all writers and pundits
226 older topics not shown - see all


About / Contact | Copyright © 2015 Topical Winds

Topical Winds shows the latest stats on how writers and pundits view controversial topics in the areas of politics, world events, sports, and entertainment. Topics will also include conventional wisdom, celebrity news, latest news in the world, afghanistan breaking news, breaking news worldwide, world news latest breaking news, and world current news.