This is my opinion, and it’s not all about politics. Nor are they necessarily in any particular order. Save for one. (You’ll see.)
- Nancy Pelosi, Phil Hare, and other Democrats admit their contempt for the US Constitution.
- Barack Obama continues bowing to tin-horn dictators . . . who really are his superiors.
- Rep. Russ Carnahan funnels millions of tax dollars to his family business.
- The business world discovers “gamification,” an idea that will turn marketing upside in 2011.
- Europe suffers third consecutive frigid winter.
- Republicans gain 63 House seats to take it back after only two terms in the minority.
- Republicans gain six seats in the US Senate, placing that body within easy striking distance for 2012.
- Barack Obama’s popularity hovers at 40 percent, the traditional “point of no return.”
- Wikileaks embarrasses the White House and endangers intelligence operatives’ lives. But Obama only reacts because of the embarrassment.
- The Tea Party becomes a long-term movement that continues to disrupt and surprise.
That’s the top ten list. But the top story is not here.
The top story of 2010: Republicans gain more than 600 state legislature seats.
Why is that important? Because those new legislatures give the GOP a conservative bench to dominate national and state policy for generations.