I've been generally on the side of those who think that what's been happening in Syria has wider importance, so that's going to be my contribution for this week. I have no idea whether or not the regime will fall, but it certainly seemed that the events in Damascus this week were a significant step.
As far as not mattering...that's easy; this week's big flap over Obama's "didn't built that" comment is a classic one.
So, what do you have? What do you think mattered this week?