The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on Saturday as part of the military response to Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons on April 7. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Trey Fowler/U.S. Navy via AP)
Opinion writer

UP: The Southern District of New York

DOWN: Michael D. Cohen

UP: Chances for a Democratic House majority

DOWN: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan fleeing disaster

UP: U.S. military

DOWN: Evidence of a coherent Syria policy

UP: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s performance on Capitol Hill

DOWN: Lawmakers’ performance in the Zuckerberg hearings

UP: Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo wants a diplomatic solution with Europeans on the Iran deal

DOWN: Pompeo’s new boss will be President Trump

UP: Heading back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

DOWN: The TPP is the worst trade deal ever!

UP: Legislation to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III

DOWN: Americans who believe Trump over Mueller in the Russia scandal

UP: James B. Comey’s credibility as a witness against Trump

DOWN: Comey’s snarky observations and book-tour circus

UP: Working with France and Britain in coordinated strikes on Syria

DOWN: Alienating allies on the Iran deal

UP: Russian reliance on asymmetric warfare against the West

DOWN: Condition of liberal democracies in Central and Eastern Europe