The Most-Read Stories on TheAtlantic.com in 2010

From health care reform to the midterms, Haiti's earthquake to floods in Pakistan, trouble in the Gulf to trouble in Afghanistan -- from breaking news to critical reporting and analysis on the biggest issues and ideas of our time -- here's a look back at TheAtlantic.com's most-read stories of 2010.




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Jared Keller is a former associate editor for The Atlantic and The Atlantic Wire and has also written for Lapham's Quarterly's Deja Vu blog, National Journal's The Hotline, Boston's Weekly Dig, and Preservation magazine. 

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