What do we have this time? The president's new job package? I guess so. It's at least possible that some of it will be enacted and have some effect on the economy, and what's fairly certain is that none of the options Barack Obama considered but did not include will be enacted, so that's something. You all know about presidential speeches, but be sure to read John Sides, who has the definitive summary of what we know about them.
I know people are all worked up about Perry and Social Security, but I'm not convinced that anything that happened this week in GOP '12 is going to matter.
Syria, Libya, Egypt...what else? Ah, there was movement on the decision about US troops in Iraq going forward. Oddly enough, while I do think that matters quite a bit, I also think the likely choices are narrow enough now that the differences of what actually happens don't make much difference.
I guess the patent law finally got through Congress; whether it mattered or not is beyond my expertise, but from what I've seen I suspect not especially. There was some Joint Select Committee maneuvering, but I didn't really see anything there, either.
So: what am I missing? What do you think mattered this week?