50 op-eds that told the story of 2020

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(CNN)We thought it would never end. But finally...it did, and here we all are, saying goodbye to 2020. There is no denying how unrelentingly rough it was -- a jam-packed carnival of disaster. But it wasn't all bad -- no, really. There was much heartache and misery, but also great heroism and courage. The year that tested all humanity gave humanity a chance to show its brilliance, resilience and dignity.

Come take a deep breath and revisit the commentary of 2020 with us -- the lows and highs, the painful setbacks and the stubborn march toward progress. Where we were, and how far we've come. One more look back before we all buckle up for 2021.

Frida Ghitis: This is the bombshell Trump's team didn't want revealed

    Frida Ghitis
    January 3
    The praise or condemnation President Donald Trump is drawing for the latest US actions in the Middle East in no way diminishes the power of the legal bombshell that just exploded in the United States with new evidence of his behavior regarding Ukraine.
    Newly revealed documents paint an incriminating picture, showing administration officials anxiously struggling to follow orders from Trump himself despite concerns that the order could go against the national security interests of the United States and warnings from the Pentagon that it could be illegal.
    Read more here.

    Peggy Drexler: Why does Meghan get all the blame?

    Peggy Drexler
    January 11
    Isn't this what Britons wanted? From the moment Meghan and Prince Harry announced their engagement, the media has blasted and belittled her, hardly ever forgetting to identify her as a divorced American actress with a black mother...They ran her out of town and now they're mad she's leaving.
    Read more here.

    Madeleine Blais: The miracle Kobe Bryant saw

    Madeleine Blais
    January 31