Whew. What a year. We took a deep dive into the news vault with an eye to the most consequential stories of 2019. We resisted any attempt to classify some sort of “top 10” list because the majority of the issues we covered were spread out over the year. We’ve recapped these story threads here and, except for the first, they are noted in no particular order of importance. However, there is little doubt that the first thread in our recap created a firestorm, one which has yet to be fully extinguished. That story dominated our pages in 2019.