WORLD: The Gorbachev revolution finally comes home
The Soviet leader ends seven decades of Communist monopoly, and 1990 may go down as the most important year in Soviet history since 1917.
-- Freedom for Nelson Mandela pushes South Africa into uncharted waters.
NATION: An iconoclastic plan for cutting Social Security taxes exposes Washington's dirty little secret: the true size of the deficit
-- Former President Reagan invokes Executive privilege to avoid revealing his personal diary in John Poindexter's Iran-contra trial. -- Father Bruce Ritter, founder of the nation's best program for runaway teenagers, is forced to step aside.