UP: Red state Republican governors.
DOWN: Red state Democratic senators.
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.