By Pamela Gentry, Senior Political Analyst
Dec. 31, 2009 – The last day of 2009 will usher in the final year of the decade: 2010. So it’s a great opportunity to look back at the stories that have made an indelible mark in our world since 2000?
That’s also the question I was asked in preparation for an appearance on National Public Radio’s program Tell Me More, with Michelle Martin scheduled to air Thursday on the national network.
During the program we weren’t able to discuss every story since the Y2K, but in the process of racking my brain over the decade I was able to come up with a list of 10 stories I thought were worth sharing.
But what do you think? Look over the list below and let me know other stories you would like to add to the list.
• Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001
• Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast
• Internet Mania; Including social networking; dating services, political outreach and fundraising, Bloggers, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
• War in Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks
• Weapons of Mass Destruction misinformation that led to the U.S. military occupation of Iraq
• Election of the first African-American President Barack Obama
• First Latino named to the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomeyer
• American bank failures leading to the Federal Government ’s billion dollar bailouts
• 2008 presidential candidates raised a combined $1 billion in the race for the Oval Office
• Former Vice President Al Gore garners the worlds attention on the reality of Global Warming