Occupying the grey area between politics and entertainment has helped Sarah Palin turn what should have been her greatest vulnerability, a lack of familiarity with the basics of American history or policy, into something of a strength.
For our inaugural Good Men of the Year list, we're not celebrating memorable personalities or newly-minted pop culture icons. This was a year of unprecedented challenges, and it cried out for good men.
Russell Dickerson III alleges his school district did nothing to stop years of harassment based on his race and perceived sexual orientation. "It was like a prison sentence," he says, "that carried on into high school."