Ups and downs

UP: Governors.

DOWN: Freshmen senators.

Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA)

UP: Hysteria about the NSA.

DOWN: Perspective about the NSA.

UP:  Deaths in Egypt.

DOWN: U.S. influence in Egypt.

UP: Middle Eastern authoritarians.

DOWN: Middle East democracy outside of Israel.

UP: Reince Priebus. (Delivering a deserved shot at Eric Fehrnstrom.)

DOWN: NBC News.

UP: Disgust with the administration over Egypt.

DOWN: Support for continuing aid to Egypt.

UP: Democratic anxiety over Obamacare.

DOWN: Shutting down the government. If you lose Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) . . . .

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