UP: Red state Republican governors.

DOWN: Red state Democratic senators.

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Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tex.) delivers remarks during the Conservative Political Action Conference. (Shawn Thew/European Pressphoto Agency)

UP: Hawks in the GOP.

DOWN: Isolationists in the GOP.

UP: Talk about national security at CPAC.

DOWN: Talk about gay marriage at CPAC.

UP: Support for Keystone XL pipeline.

DOWN: President Obama’s fiscal seriousness.

UP: Obamacare penalty (“[a] couple making $100,000 a year . . . could be subject to a fine of about $800″).

DOWN: Obamacare effectiveness in signing up the previously uninsured.

UP: Part-time workers (“All of the very low-wage jobs added in 2013 fell below the 30-hour threshold  that ObamaCare defines as full-time, an analysis of government wage and  hours-worked data suggests.”)

DOWN: Future of Medicare Advantage under this president.

UP: Senate Democrats’ anger over having to take a vote on an attorney who worked on behalf of a convicted cop killer for assistant attorney general for civil rights.

DOWN: Democrats who’ve prepared to explain their vote for Debo Adegbile as assistant attorney general for civil rights.

UP: Minutes the president talks to Vladimir Putin on the phone.

DOWN: The effectiveness of the president’s phone conversations with Putin.

UP: Putin’s iron fist.

DOWN: International law.

UP: Angst over college loan debt. (Tip: Don’t borrow tons of money if you’re headed for a low-paying career.)

DOWN: The SAT essay.

UP: Dancing.

DOWN: Spelling.

 

 

 

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