The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

Colin Powell, three electoral votes, and what might have been

Colin Powell, the former U.S. secretary of state and a hero of the 1990-91 Gulf War, scored three electoral votes in this week’s formal election of the next American president. … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · 13 Comments

Beyond impeachment: The penalties Bill Clinton paid

Call it the long reach of the 1990s. Or of 1995. It has been fascinating, and even a bit astonishing, that Bill Clinton’s sexual transgressions, which dogged and nearly destroyed … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 28 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

Looking back at a watershed year: 1995 in blog posts

The year 1995 was a watershed in digital media, domestic terrorism, political scandal, crime and justice, and international diplomacy. Over the past 12 months, The 1995 Blog revisited the watershed … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 34 Comments

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 · 25 Comments

The 1995 massacre at Srebrenica and its effects on U.S. policy

Twenty years ago this week, Bosnia Serb forces seized control of the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia and soon after began rounding up, and killing, the Muslim men … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 11 Comments

Downed pilot eludes Serbs; Americans take notice of Bosnia

The war that tore apart Bosnia in 1992-95 was Europe’s deadliest and most vicious since the time of the Nazis. It was a war that returned “ethnic cleansing” to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 8 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 · 24 Comments

Closing off Pennsylvania Ave.: 1995 and a psychology of fear

The uglying-up of the nation’s capital in the name of security and terrorism-prevention can be traced to 20 years ago this week when, without warning, a two-block section of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 37 Comments

The big gap in Monica Lewinsky’s speech

Monica Lewinsky’s widely noted speech yesterday to the Forbes Under 30 program in Philadelphia was notable for what it left out: She made almost no mention of former President Bill … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 27 Comments

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