Some of the comments on Bryan's post about what he is optimistic or pessimistic about motivated me to give a much shorter list. I've always thought I was an optimistic person. Then I met Bryan. Still I have a few things. First, the pessimistic ones, though.
1. I think that we will have more TSA attacks on our freedom unrelated to airports. See here for the Amtrak raid and here for the Tennessee surveillance. On a somewhat optimistic note, see here for Amtrak "firing" TSA.
2. I also think that whoever is President of the United States from 2013 to 2017 will purposely kill more Americans abroad without a trial, as President Obama has done.
OK, that's most of the pessimism.
On the optimistic side, two pessimistic commenters on Bryan's post made me realize just how optimistic I am.