How splitting a church changed American history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2334545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Methodist circuit preacher Francis Asbury[/caption] 300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 more…

The 1950 ruling that may prevent Shariah law

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2331505" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Judge Learned Hand[/caption] He was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough for Democrat more…

The 1 thing that will take away rights of states

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2241785" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dwight D. Eisenhower[/caption] After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers more…

The pulpit is responsible for all these problems

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2324325" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Charles Finney[/caption] Sir William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England," published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America's founders, more…

6 million killed before this dictator found God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_106589" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Napoleon Bonaparte[/caption] After the French Revolution, a slave revolt resulted in France's loss of Haiti (Saint-Domingue), one of the world's main producers of sugar. more…

70 years ago: Japanese emperor
announces surrender

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry S. Truman[/caption] V-J Day, Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman stated at a news conference announcing the end of World War II: more…

H.G. Wells: 'Lusty, shifty leader' unworthy of praise

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2313335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] H.G. Wells[/caption] "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama based more…

This song almost became our national anthem

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2309875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Katherine Lee Bates[/caption] "O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain ..." Almost chosen as the national anthem in 1926, "America the more…

America's fight against creeping atheism

by Bill Federer -- In an attempt to warn the nation, the Democrat congressman from Florida, Albert S. Herlong, Jr., read into the U.S. Congressional Record, Jan. 10, 1963, the list of more…