They seldom make great men like this anymore

by Bill Federer -- The "Star-Spangled Banner" was written while the British bombed Fort McHenry, named after Secretary of War James McHenry. Dr. James McHenry served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary more…

This is what happens 'if there is no God'

by Bill Federer -- The director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, died May 2, 1972. For 48 years, under eight presidents, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming more…

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…