The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

For Bill Clinton, the reckoning grinds on

It’s mid-August, almost exactly 20 years since Bill Clinton’s petulant, 4½ minute speech in which he conceded to having had an “improper” sexual relationship with a former White House intern … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

The smears Lewinsky ignores

Monica Lewinsky unloaded today on Fox News and its former chairman, the late Roger Ailes, for turning her life into a “nightmare” as Fox covered the sex-and-lies scandal stemming from … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · 9 Comments

Clinton-Lewinsky affair hovers over presidential campaign 21 years later

I was asked at the launch last year of my latest book, 1995: The Year the Future Began, whether the Clinton-Lewinsky sex-and-lies scandal would resurface during the 2016 presidential campaign. … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 12 Comments

The crowded closing day of a watershed year

It is fitting that the watershed year of 1995 closed on such a crowded day. December 31, 1995, was a Sunday, and the publication date of the last original strip … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Closing government sows scandal: When Clinton met Monica

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the upshot of an impasse over spending cuts that pitted the Republican-controlled Congress and the administration of … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 19 Comments

Part Two: Interview takes up scandal, and ’90s ‘zeitgeist’

My interview with Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, took up the affair between President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky — a furtive and improbable dalliance … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 10 Comments

Lewinsky’s essay was solid: But award-winning?

It was no small surprise that Monica Lewinsky today was named a finalist for a National Magazine Award, for her lengthy Vanity Fair essay lamenting the lasting notoriety of her … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 9 Comments

Going ‘Majic’ for a brisk discussion about 1995

I went on the “Morning Show” today on WMJI (Majic 105.7 FM) in Cleveland for what was a brisk, lively, and engaging discussion about my recently released new book, 1995: … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 8 Comments

Rolling out 1995

I’ll be rolling out 1995: The Year the Future Began at an “Inside Media” program tomorrow afternoon at the Newseum, the $450 million museum of news on Pennsylvania Avenue in … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 28 Comments

Quirkiness on New Year’s Day, 1995: ‘Far Side’ farewell, errant Clinton prediction

The year 1995 opened on a Sunday — with the farewell appearance of a popular newspaper comic, Gary Larson’s delightfully bizarre “Far Side.” “The Far Side” entered retirement January 1, … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 15 Comments

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