Up: Israel’s credibility in the Middle East.
Down: U.S. credibility in the Middle East.
Up: Muddling along on the budget.
Down: Sequester hysteria.
Up: Concern about the hyper-politicization of President Obama’s foreign policy.
Down: Faith in the second-string . . er. . .term national security team.
Up: Part-time work.
Down: If you have a job and insurance you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Up: Benghazi whistleblowers.
Down: Mainstream media insistence that there’s no Benghazi story.
Up: Republicans taking back the Senate.
Down: Hopes for a grand bargain.
Up: Dynamic scoring.
Down: Heritage’s reputation.
Up: Movies about superheroes.
Down: Movies about old terrorists.
Up: Lame duck.
Down: 2012 presidential mandate.
Up: Concern about rogue states using WMDs.
Down: “A world without nuclear weapons.”
Down: “As president of the United States I don’t bluff.”