About once a day, the Wall Street Journal collects a few articles from its archives that are relevant to today’s news and posts them online. For example, interested in the Sotomayor confirmation process? Then you might also be interested in seeing how the Wall Street Journal covered the nomination of Louis Brandeis, back in 1916.
These articles can be found at WSJ In Depth on the right under the section titled Looking Back (and are not behind the paywall).
(thanks to the Numbers Guy for help with finding the WSJ In Depth link)