Another week of news, another fun and exciting game of “Hero or Traitor?” It’s my favorite of all the news-related games, including HashTag and the time-honored conservative-spin pastime of Pin the Tale on the Donkey.

Names change. Faces change. But the ability to take whatever story is at the center of the discussion and frame it in terms of Hero or Traitor remains constant. Once it was Edward Snowden. Now it’s Bowe Bergdahl! Next week, it could be you!

To help you out, I made a chart:

hero chart fixed

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.