Pope Benedict XVI's final farewell at Castel Gandolfo (Franco Origlia/Getty Images) Pope Benedict XVI’s final farewell at Castel Gandolfo (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Oh, the drama of this week.

We had the Oscars with its fabulous gowns and tasteless jokes. Congress finally did something about violence against women. But when it came to action on the sequester, House Speaker Boehner tartly said, “We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”

There were skeptical questions about the Voting Rights Act from the conservative wing of the Supreme Court. The Obama administration told the court to strike down California’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. A hyped blow-up between Bob Woodward and a White House official turned out to be a rather cordial disagreement between respectful gentlemen. And the Pope abdicated the papacy to live a life “hidden from the world.” If I didn’t know any better I’d swear that’s exile by another name.

Unless you’re the Pope Emeritus, you’re in no danger of being hidden from the world. So sharpen your pixels and get crackin’.

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