Sunday, May 13, 2012

What Mattered This Week?

Well, we had at the beginning of the week elections in France and Greece, and all week the attempts to form a Greek government. So circling back again to Europe and the economy.

Do we count the new Israeli government as something that mattered?

In the US, Barack Obama's evolution on marriage, even though again its importance is likely more symbolic than anything else -- but symbols can matter.

And the defeat of Dick Lugar is rather a big deal, I believe.

What else? What do you think mattered this week?


  1. George W. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their lawyers were all convicted in absentia of war crimes.

    It's important because it keeps alive the reality that our warmaking in the Middle East has been rife with human rights abuses. These things have not gone unnoticed by the rest of the world even if American would like to pretend these things never happened.

  2. Harry Reid publicly recognizing the need for filibuster reform seems significant. Maybe we'll finally overturn the de facto minority party coup that's gone on the last 3 years.

  3. The Italian IRS is being bombed. Italy looks more like the "doomed" Greece all the time.


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