'A wise Negro can never be an anti-Semite'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1999945" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Diplomat Ralph Bunche[/caption] On midnight, May 14, 1948, the state of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and more…

Jamestown colonists experienced intense adversity

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1998625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jamestown[/caption] When Muslim Turks conquered the land trade routes from Europe to Asia, Europeans attempted to find sea routes. These attempts were financed either more…

Discovery of America not what you were taught

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1997985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Christopher Columbus landing in the New World[/caption] Some forty years after Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople on May 29, 1453, and cut off the land more…

'God Bless America' an expression of gratitude

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1991565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Song composer Irving Berlin[/caption] The son of a rabbi, he was born May 11, 1888. At four years old, he immigrated with his family more…

'If God be for us, who can be against us?'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1991165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Capture of Fort Ticonderoga[/caption] New France began in 1535 when French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed, seeking a sea route to Asia. Jacques Cartier described more…

'The hand that rocks the cradle' rules the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1990835" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day[/caption] Mothers' Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of "The more…

Communism based on 'fierce and terrible fanaticism'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry S. Truman[/caption] In poor health, Franklin Roosevelt wrote on April 5, 1945, to King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, promising not to recognize a more…

'Communists have to eliminate God from the system'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sailor kissing nurse on VJ Day, Aug. 14, 1945[/caption] World War II in Europe ended on VE Day (Victory-in-Europe), May 7, 1945. National Socialist more…

When business mixed with religion

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Purchase of Manhattan[/caption] When Spain and Portugal forced Sephardic Jews to flee, some went to the Netherlands, which was Europe's center of religious toleration. more…

Our Constitution prevents bloodthirsty government

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1974885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ferdinand Maximilian I of Mexico[/caption] Napoleon made an alliance with the Muslim Ottoman Empire in 1806 and Persia in 1807. In 1807, Napoleon invaded more…