You don't get a lot of chances to see a whole year of history being made. Last year was one such year. This year, 2012, is another.
We are no longer futurists. While we will continue to predict the big changes, our main work is we now explain the present. And being in Wisconsin, we get to both explain and participate in history.
John Nichols, in his 'history' book Uprising about the Wisconsin protests and recall efforts of last year, agrees, writing, "...you realize that you are not waiting for the future anymore. You are in it." Don't miss 2012, it is another historic year.