I think that it is a time when Americans have stopped. I think that the leadership, certainly the president's, this week, and I think Speaker Boehner as well, has been thoughtful and measured. We'll see an early test and a real road test in the health-care debate next week.
As always, Shields and Brooks give insightful political analysis of this week's news. The President's wonderful speech is the topic of this analysis segment, as well as civility and partisanship, and the hopeful nature of dialog in not only politics, but in our society.