The real beginnings of Labor Day

by Bill Federer -- Labor Day. To appreciate it, one needs to know the history preceding it. At the time the United States was founded, most people were farmers or worked in more…

Lessons for America from the fall of Rome

by Bill Federer -- The fall of Rome was a culmination of several external and internal factors. Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections more…

The unusual story of Mitsuo Fuchida

by Bill Federer -- Imperial Japan's emperor claimed to be an incarnate divinity who was to be obeyed completely. It was forbidden for his subjects to criticize him. The Japanese empire he more…

The prayer that set the tone for a nation

by Bill Federer -- The first session of the Continental Congress opened the beginning of September in the year 1774 with prayer in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Threatened by the most powerful monarch more…

The real story of Benedict Arnold's betrayal

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

Are Muslims infiltrating American Indians?

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…

Here's the secret to racial equality

by Bill Federer -- "I have a dream ... where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together more…