You know what we're going to remember 50 years from now? Roy Halladay, playoff no-hitter. Does it "matter"? Well, a whole lot of people put a whole lot of emotional energy (not to mention their hard-earned dollars) into baseball...just saying.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure that once again my nomination for what mattered this week would be what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's always risky to think that something is at a critical stage, but I do think that the various events going on there (military actions, negotiations, political upheaval, you name it) are pretty important. What else? I think it's possible that the Nobel Prize may matter some for China. And I've read that the stuff about the bees is really important, although I'm certainly not knowledgeable enough to know whether that's true or not, and I suppose it's not politics, at least not directly. I'm a lot less convinced that the switch in National Security Adviser, or anything new in the electoral landscape, or even the health care court decision, were big deals.
So that's what I thought mattered. What do you think?