High price of Panama Canal, then and now

by Bill Federer -- The Panama Canal was first proposed by Spain as early as 1534. It would save having to sail the long and dangerous trip around South America's Strait of more…

Washington's strong morals. George's, that is

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, and unanimously chosen as the more…

The man who preached to 100 million people

by Bill Federer -- A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880s and later the Philadelphia Phillies. Born during the Civil War in a log cabin more…

The real reason Jefferson owned a Quran

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…

Here is the true origin of Valentine's Day

by Bill Federer -- In the third century, the Roman Empire was being invaded by Goths. At the same time, the plague of Cyprian, probably smallpox, broke out killing at its height more…