Then as now, 'domestic enemies' are dangerous

by Bill Federer -- In July of 1775, General Washington appointed Dr. Benjamin Church as the first surgeon general of the Continental Army. Three months later, Washington discovered Dr. Church had been more…

Native Americans are being courted by Muslims

by Bill Federer -- The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies," written by Jared Diamond (1997), documented that throughout human history hunter-gathering peoples were always subdued more…

How 'hand of Providence' saved America

by Bill Federer -- King George III's British army was forced to evacuate Boston. They headed to New York. General George Washington responded by moving American troops to New York and fortifying more…

Women voting: Good or bad for America?

by Bill Federer -- Six thousand years of recorded world history reveal the most common form of government is monarchy and the most powerful monarch was the British Monarch. The British empire more…

Why 'an undevout astronomer is mad'

by Bill Federer -- William Herschel discovered the first planet since ancient antiquity in 1781. He desired to name the planet after King George III, though others wanted to give it his more…

The invention that shook the modern world

by Bill Federer -- Mankind began the invention of "writing" around 3300 B.C. Western Civilization wrote on papyrus reeds from the Nile Delta, palm leaves, parchment from animal skins, and vellum from more…

The exciting story behind 'Don't give up the ship!'

by Bill Federer -- Among the U.S. Navy and Marine heroes confronting Tripoli's Muslim Barbary pirates was Captain James Lawrence. In 1804, Captain Lawrence was second-in-command, under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, of an more…

The general who wanted nothing more than peace

by Bill Federer -- On Aug. 22, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt greeted by telephone the bicentennial celebration of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri: "The history of the town of Sainte Genevieve eloquently testifies more…