UP: John Kerry’s trips to the Middle East.
DOWN: Chances for an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty.
UP: Iranian progress on getting a nuclear weapon.
DOWN: Centrality of “peace process” to Middle East woes.
UP: IRS connections to the White House.
DOWN: White House credibility on the IRS scandal.
UP: Talk about a federal prosecution of George Zimmerman.
DOWN: Chances for a federal prosecution of George Zimmerman.
UP: Right-wing bad-mouthing of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
DOWN: Right-wing media’s impact on GOP presidential primaries.
UP: Russian aggression.
DOWN: Chances we will get back Edward Snowden.
UP: Punditry about race.
DOWN: Percentage of African Americans who cite “discrimination as the main reason blacks on average have worse jobs, income, and housing than whites.”