2010 year in review

It's not a look back that I've been looking forward to making, but tradition is calling. In your opinion, what were the most important developments of 2010?

It won't surprise you that my choice is this:

Republicans made history on Election Day as they seized control of North Carolina's legislature for the first time in more than a century.

Democratic leaders in both the state House and Senate conceded to their Republican counterparts late Tuesday.

Maybe we should do a "best and worst" of 2010...


Nominee for "best" category:

The Senate's surprising vote to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell:

The U.S. military will for the first time in history allow gays to serve openly after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that has required such troops to hide their sexual identity or risk being expelled from the services.