Five years ago (January 2008), Atonement won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film, Bobby Jindal was sworn in as the first Indian American governor in U.S. history, and Hillary Clinton won the Michigan primary as the only serious Democratic contender in the election at that time. (Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary for the Republicans.)
And in blog news, we highlighted the pending State of the Union address (this year's will be held Feb. 12) by directing you to the state of the union archives on the Government Printing Office website. We also flagged for you a series of tips and stories for finding and keeping a law job.
For more research and news tips that are as handy today as they were five years ago, scroll through our blog archives.