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Social Security versus Tax Cuts

1999 News of the Nation In the aftermath of impeachment, angry Republicans in Congress intensified their anti-Clinton acrimony at the expense of legislation. Rabid partisanship and …

Jury Still Out on Gun Control

1999 News of the Nation Despite the encouraging FBI report that the murder rate continues to plummet—it is now at its lowest level since 1967—a spate of isolated killing sprees in 1…

NATO Rallies for Kosovo

1999 News of the World Years of unrest in Yugoslavia's province of Kosovo erupted into war in the spring of 1999. Formerly an autonomous province in Tito's Yugoslavia, Kosovo was st…

Kashmiri Shell Game

1999 News of the World The disputed region of Kashmir has been at the root of chronic antagonism between Pakistan and India, and their enmity has grown potentially more dangerous no…

Nightmare in East Timor

1999 News of the World A Portuguese colony for 400 years until abruptly abandoned in 1975, East Timor was seized within a year by Indonesia. The Indonesian occupation led to widespr…

South America Inherits Asia's Woes

1999 News of the World The Asian financial crisis seemed to stabilize by 1999, although recovery will require patience: the World Bank estimated that the four largest economies affe…

The 86th Academy Award Best Actress Nominees

Check out the bios on the nominees, including Meryl Streep who received a record-breaking 18th acting nomination. She held the previous record set in 2011. Cate Blanchett is …

Russian Roulette

1999 News of the World Russian President Boris Yeltsin's increasingly erratic behavior led to his appointment of three different prime ministers in 1999. After sacking Yevgeny …

A Small Step for Middle East Peace…

1998 News of the World An Oct. 1998 summit at Wye Mills, Md., generated the first real progress in the stymied Middle East peace talks in 19 months. With President Bill Clinton…