UP: Hillary Clinton baggage.
DOWN: President Obama’s polls.
UP: Any GOP governor for president in 2016.
DOWN: Any GOP senator for president in 2016.
UP: Misguided, irrational zeal for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).
DOWN: Stature of the U.S. Senate .
UP: FreedomWorks’ fundraising off of Senate histrionics.
DOWN: FreedomWorks’ integrity, given its rush to denounce a GOP Senate “betrayal.”
UP: Chances Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power for the foreseeable future.
DOWN: The Free Syrian Army.
UP: President Obama’s concern for human rights.
DOWN: Political dissidents who were bolstered by the idea American is on their side.
DOWN: Virginia Republicans.
UP: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (who rebuked the defunding nonsense).
DOWN: Snobby Ivy-leaguers.
UP: Conservative hawks’ admiration for Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
DOWN: Conservative hawks’ admiration for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
UP: A future in which every dictator has a Twitter account.
DOWN: Administration devotion to press and personal freedom in China, Egypt, Syria and Iran.