There's lots of upside to being a political pundit: The work is mostly indoors. You get to sit down. There's almost always air conditioning. And, sometimes, green rooms have free food.

The downside is that you're often asked for an opinion on issues that, let's face it, you know nothing about. But fear not! Reader AC sent this handy cheat sheet over. Keep it in your pocket, refer to it as necessary, and you, too, can enter the exciting world of punditry!