It survived two wars, a financial crisis, and the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Two new presidents came to office vowing to banish it.
Yet it endures as perhaps the most lasting political legacy of a decade marked by tumult.
From hanging chads to tea bags, the bitter partisanship that defined the start of the decade is still with us as it closes.
Perhaps the madness of Florida in 2000 should have taught us at the start: Nothing in politics this decade was going to be...Full Story