The Year in Sanity: Our top 10

Slide show: What were the most rational moments of a chaotic year? You nominated, we ranked -- behold the winners

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The Year in Sanity: Our top 10Clockwise, from top left: Grant Woods, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Olson, Diane Ravitch, Ron Artest, Constance McMillen

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We asked for sanity — and you gave it to us. From a year rife with rampant Islamophobia, overt racism, frequent gay-bashing, constant fear-mongering and general craziness, you helped us pick out those few precious moments of rational, admirable behavior. Over the past few weeks, we’ve compiled and published your nominations for the Year in Sanity. Now, on the eve of the Stewart/Colbert rally, it’s time to rank ‘em.

Here are they are: the 10 sanest moments of 2010.

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