What Mattered This Week?

What do you think mattered in politics this week?
Nice day for a run. Photographer: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

It was a slow news week, so how about this: Patriots' Day in Boston. The marathon took place with great enthusiasm. Maybe we're getting better at this stuff. Or, to put it another way: A scary situation last year didn't get in the way of a post-war -- or late-war -- backlash against infringements on civil liberties.

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