What is catching on and what is fading?
UP: Syrian victims of chemical weapons.
DOWN: Leading from behind.
UP: Realization America must act in Syria.
DOWN: Likelihood of U.N. action on Syria.
UP: Alternative military scenarios for Syria.
DOWN: Gen. Martin Dempsey’s declaration that it is not in our interest to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad go.
UP: A world with widely used chemical weapons.
DOWN: A world without nukes.
UP: Delay Obamacare.
DOWN: Defund Obamacare.
UP: The A.P. college football rankings.
DOWN: The federal government rating universities.
UP: Chaos in Egypt.
DOWN: Importance of “peace process.”
UP: Number of Republican House members who support comprehensive immigration reform.
DOWN: Signs of grass-roots fervor against immigration reform.
UP: GOP’s chances of picking up Senate seats in Arkansas, West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota.
DOWN: GOP’s chances of picking up Senate seats in Iowa and Michigan.
UP: Terry McAuliffe.
DOWN: Ken Cuccinelli.
UP: Mainstream media’s belief that Hillary Clinton is the inevitable nominee.
DOWN: Hillary Clinton’s legacy at the State Department.