Compare & Contrast The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein

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1989: There are many unknowns about the AIDS disease, its causes and cures. The number of deaths from AIDS is on the rise.

Today: The number of deaths from AIDS has stabilized. Much is known about the disease and there are a number of drugs to treat symptoms of AIDS on the market. While there is still no cure, these new treatments have proven to retard or halt the disease's progress and thus prolong and improve victims' lives.

1989: George Bush enters the White House, following the two-term reign of Ronald Reagan, insuring twelve years of Republican rule in America. The Democratic control of Congress makes for considerable gridlock in the legislative process.

Today: Democrats control the White House, in the form of two-term President Bill Clinton. The Republicans now control Congress and partisan politics still make for lethargic policymaking.

1989: The Women's Movement is on the decline in the...

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