What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein's take on what was important.
Better luck next week to Dave Camp. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I'll leave the Arizona law and the various court actions on marriage for you to discuss. This week, I'm going with the continuing fight in the Senate over nominations. There may have been a bit of progress on this incredibly important story.

As for what didn't matter this week? Probably, alas, Dave Camp's tax reform plan. I'm not taking a position on it, but I do think Republican efforts to come up with serious policy should be rewarded and it sure doesn't appear that Camp's plan will be.

That's what I have. What about you? What do you think mattered this week?

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    (Jonathan Bernstein covers U.S. politics for Bloomberg View. He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012." Follow him onTwitter at @JBPlainblog.)

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