This is what happens when a dictator meets God

by Bill Federer -- Spain claimed most of the Americas from its native inhabitants by virtue of first discovery. Conquistadors who explored North America include: Ponce de Leon, 1513 Panfilo de Narvaez, more…

This is why America has freedom of religion

by Bill Federer -- Ten years before William Shakespeare died, the colony of Virginia was named for the "Virgin Queen" Elizabeth. Virginia's first charter stated, April 10, 1606: "Greatly commending ... their more…

The man who keeps God in government

by Bill Federer -- U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black was elected in 2003. Posted on the official U.S. Senate website is: "Chaplain's Office – Throughout the years, the United States Senate more…

How well did Shakespeare know his Bible?

by Bill Federer -- Miguel de Cervantes fought the Muslim Ottoman Turks at the battle of Lepanto in 1571. In 1575, he was captured by Muslim Barbary pirates and held as a more…

According to Mark Twain, what is patriotism?

by Bill Federer -- "Mark Twain," a river measurement meaning 12-feet-deep, was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Growing up on the Mississippi, Clemens left school at age 12 when his more…