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Two Steps Forward

2012 was the year that …

It’s easy, amid the daily churn of downer headlines, to lose sight of the good stuff, the developments that signifies a marker for progress. They happen throughout the year, as we report each day on But they often get lost in the shuffle, especially during the barrage of news about elections, protests, climate-science realities, economic turbulence, extreme weather, and the “new normal,” whatever that happens to be.

In memory of the year just passed, and as encouragement for the one just dawning, here, in no particular order, are 15 encouraging developments we reported in 2012. What would you add to the list?

In 2012:

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