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, HONOLULU

Even 5-year-olds know that when counting anything--toes, fingers or years--we begin with one, not zero. The first decade of this millennium began with the year 2001, and the last year of the first decade of this millennium will...

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