UP: Rep. Paul Ryan. The Republican from Wisconsin gives the response to President Obama's State of the Union address. While some commentators fault Ryan for not laying out more of a plan, UW-Milwaukee poli-sci professor Mordecai Lee credits him with having "straddled the line between being a conservative purist and being seen as reasonable."
DOWN: Local students. Almost 900 Dane County students are on a waiting list to receive help from tutors. "We are in desperate need of volunteers," Kathy Hubbard of the United Way of Dane County tells the Wisconsin State Journal. "We don't typically have waiting lists."