UP: Cutting off aid to Egypt

DOWN: U.S. influence in the Middle East.

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a news conference Wednesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a news conference. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

UP: Cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority after Salam Fayyad’s resignation.

DOWN: Any progress toward a two-state solution.

UP: Passage of watered-down background checks.

DOWN: A ban on high-capacity magazines.

UP: The GOP taking the Senate in 2014.

DOWN: Democrats taking the House in 2014.

UP: Border security as part of immigration reform.

DOWN: Calling any immigration reform “amnesty.”

UP: Forgetting about a grand bargain.

DOWN: A “down payment” on the debt.

UP: Moving military assets to the Far East.

DOWN: “Engagement” with tinpot tyrants.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.