George Washington: More than just a pretty face

by Bill Federer -- George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. Washington was: unanimously chosen as the Army's Commander-in-Chief unanimously chosen as President of the Constitutional Convention unanimously chosen as the first more…

What 'peace' means to Muslims; just ask Jefferson

by Bill Federer -- "The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco," stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. Morocco began recognizing American colonists in 1625. Governor William Bradford more…

The long and ugly history of slavery

by Bill Federer -- There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy more…

How did Russia go from wealth to communism?

by Bill Federer -- Novgorod, which means "new town," was the first and only Russian Republic. Founded as a trading port near the Baltic Sea in 859 A.D., it is considered the more…