Why Americans need never fear their government

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2415965" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Cooley[/caption] The dean of the University of Michigan Law School was Thomas Cooley, who died Sept. 12, 1898. Thomas Cooley was chief justice more…

The long history of September 11 Muslim atrocities

by Bill Federer -- In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only taking Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca and southern Spain, but Rome itself. The only thing standing more…

These factors are indispensable to a free government

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2403565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story[/caption] His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. more…

Gold wasn't the only treasure in California

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2401735" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carmel Mission[/caption] In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's more…

What happens when you mess with Israel?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2061295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Return of Captive Israel" by M. Teichert, 1945[/caption] Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. on the date in more…

The bloody origins of Labor Day

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2394805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rosie the Riveter[/caption] Labor Day. To appreciate it, one needs to know the history preceding it. At the time the United States was founded, more…

This is the 'greatest destroyer of love and peace'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2393525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mother Teresa[/caption] Albania had been part of the Christian Byzantine empire, then part of the Christian Bulgarian empire. Albania was conquered in 1431 by more…

America's eerie parallels to downfall of Rome

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2382135" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The fall of Rome[/caption] The fall of Rome was a culmination of several external and internal factors. Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., more…

A city gone mad: 'Down with Europe, massacre the traitors'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2381275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Istanbul pogram, 1955[/caption] Constantinople was the capital of the eastern Christian world for over a thousand years. It was conquered by the Muslim Sultan more…