What is the role of government in charity?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2068075" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grover Cleveland[/caption] Democrat President Grover Cleveland condemned Islamic terrorism committed against Armenian Christians in Turkey, Dec. 2, 1895: "Massacres of Christians in Armenia and more…

United Nations: 70 years of mediocrity

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2140545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of the United Nations charter[/caption] The United Nations officially began Oct. 24, 1945. Its name coined by President Franklin Roosevelt. The United Nations more…

Yesterday, the Nazis – tomorrow ...?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2546455" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ronald and Nancy Reagan paying respects to Marines who died in terrorist attack in BeirutOct. 23, 1983[/caption] On Oct. 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson more…

Only man ever elected governor of 2 states

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2546185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sam Houston[/caption] At age 16, after his father died, Sam Houston ran off to live with the Cherokee Indians on the Tennessee River. He more…

This battle changed course of European history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2546065" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Admiral Horatio Nelson[/caption] In 1794, British Admiral Horatio Nelson lost his right eye capturing Corsica and his right arm attacking the Canary Islands in more…

Surprisingly heroic man everyone hated

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2303295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Herbert Hoover[/caption] On April 5, 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt wrote a letter to the Saudi king promising not to recognize a Jewish state. A more…

What is 'standing miracle' behind America?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2540505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Surrender of Cornwallis[/caption] After the defeat of British troops at the battle of Cowpens in January of 1781, British General Cornwallis took off in more…

Amputated ears: Source of the Fifth Amendment

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2540315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Star Chamber[/caption] Britain's William Laud had spies listen to pastors' sermon to see if they said anything against the king's ordinances. If they did, more…

This is 1 of most pivotal battles in world history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2540205" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Surrender of General Burgoyne" by John Trumbull[/caption] Her beautiful, long hair was scalped off her head by Indians after she was shot. This was more…

How a cut-off ear affected American history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2528215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jenkins shows his ear[/caption] In 1731, a Spanish commander cut off the ear of British Captain Robert Jenkins and told him to take it more…