What happens when we lose 'judicial restraint'

by Bill Federer -- "A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives," he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough more…

The most important weapon a soldier can possess

by Bill Federer -- After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure more…

The illegitimate birth of Social Justice Warriors

by Bill Federer -- Sir William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England," published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America's founders, being considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source more…

The dictator who changed the course of history

by Bill Federer -- Napoleon was born Aug. 15, 1769. After his education, he was commissioned in the French military in 1785, and quickly advanced. When the French Revolution began, he was more…

H.G. Wells: From skeptic to believer

by Bill Federer -- "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama based on the novel "The War of more…