Why our nation isn't what Jefferson envisioned

by Bill Federer -- Ten years before William Shakespeare died, the colony of Virginia was named for the "Virgin Queen" Elizabeth. Virginia's first charter stated, April 10, 1606: "Greatly commending ... their more…

Don't forget importance of prayer in government

by Bill Federer -- U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black was elected in 2003. Posted on the official U.S. Senate website is: "Chaplain's Office – Throughout the years, the United States Senate more…

Shakespeare vs. Bible: How 1 influenced the other

by Bill Federer -- Miguel de Cervantes influenced the Spanish language in the same way William Shakespeare influenced the English language. Miguel de Cervantes fought the Muslim Ottoman Turks at the Battle more…

What were Mark Twain's views on Islam?

by Bill Federer -- "Mark Twain," a river measurement meaning 12-feet-deep, was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Growing up on the Mississippi, Clemens left school at age 12 when his more…