The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

HLN’s oddly timed Clinton-Lewinsky rehash notable for what it left out

HLN’s two-hour look-back last night at the President Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal was notable for what it left out. And for its peculiar timing. Consider first the timing: Given the recent … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

‘Just because I could’: Would Bill Clinton survive Lewinsky scandal these days? Not likely

Counterfactual history can be little more than trivial nonsense. Take, for example, the Washington Post’s frivolous, “let’s pretend” story last week ruminating about what if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency. … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

20 years on: Remembering the senator who quit in disgrace

After a three-year ethics investigation into his unwanted sexual advances on women, many of whom were dependent on him for their jobs, Bob Packwood of Oregon abruptly announced the resignation … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 10 Comments

Bob Dole, Hollywood, and ‘mainstreaming of deviancy,’ 1995

It’s been 20 years since Bob Dole, then the Senate majority leader and a contender for the GOP presidential nomination, went to Los Angeles and condemned what he called Hollywood’s … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 13 Comments

Recalling the ’95 case against lecherous Bob Packwood, whom Biden praised

The bumbling vice president, Joe Biden, demonstrated anew yesterday his hazy understanding of recent history by praising Bob Packwood, a lecherous former U.S. senator, in speech to the Women’s Leadership … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 19 Comments