Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for results of last week's contest: Soap Opera

Last week’s question: The Federal Reserve has launched its latest salvo to revive the U.S. economy, dubbed “Operation Twist.” If this attempt doesn’t work, what should the next one be called?  


THE WINNER: Operation Garage Sale
Paul Kim, Covington, LA 

SECOND PLACE: Operation Write China a Bad Check
Marv Toyer, Carlsbad, CA 

THIRD PLACE: Operation Wish
Jim J. Breen, Santa Barbara, CA 

Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA

Operation Oliver Twist
John Walsh, Mercer Island, WA

Operation New Coke
Larry & Luann Bonier, Jamestown, RI

Operation Charlie Brown Football Kick
John Parry, Laurel, MD 

Operation Okay, Then, Let’s try Shouting
Barrie MacConnell, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Operation Clouseau
Alan Parven, Commerce Twp., MI

Operation Rubik’s Cube
Angela James, Westminster, MD

Operation Printing Press II
Bob Peffers, San Antonio, TX

Operation Bend Over
Diego Torres, Honolulu, HI

So You Think You Can Finance
Jeff Frankenfield, San Francisco, CA

Operation Twist & Scream
Bill Clow, Woodstock, IL

Operation Twist Like You Didn’t Last Summer
Cathy Gallagher, Hancock, NH

Operation Mashed Potato
Pat Geisler, Watervliet, MI

Operation Limbo
Tom Schuster, Morris, MN

Now We’ll Do the Hokey Pokey
Roman Melnyk, Woodland Hills, CA

Operation Anyone Have a Better Idea?
Mike Honeycutt, Asheville, NC