The Aughts: It's Enough!
The "Decade from Hell" [Dec. 7]? What about the successful rovers on Mars? All the exoplanets we've begun to find? What about the progress made on gay rights and for women in business? What about the advances made toward curing so many forms of cancer? Our imagination and hard work ultimately trumped our greed and self-interest.
Katharine Osborne

How can TIME devote seven pages to the "Decade from Hell" without acknowledging that for eight of those years, we had one of the worst...

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