We can't remember everything. Blessedly. But some things from 2010 are too good to forget:
Why telling the truth about climate change is good politics, from David Roberts:
No matter what derangements currently hold sway over American politics, eventually, reality will out. The crazy weather will get worse, ice fields will melt, agriculture will suffer, food shortages will get more severe. Sooner or later, American politics will have to deal with climate change -- that is a certainty.
When that day comes, the party that has spoken honestly about climate change, speaking the truth throughout the waxing and waning of public opinion, will a) look prescient and morally courageous, and b) be trusted by the American people to develop solutions.
Yes. And speaking of devastation, Wall Street deserves every lump it got last year, and more, wrote John Cassidy in The New Yorker, in a devastatingly solid piece that might actually have an effect, called What Good is Wall Street?