Why are we taxed so much?

by Bill Federer -- Withholding taxes from paychecks began June 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money to fight Hitler. Withholding taxes was more…

Andrew Jackson: The good, the bad, and the ugly

by Bill Federer -- His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth. At age 13, Andrew Jackson joined a local militia to fight during the Revolutionary War. His eldest more…

The sudden disappearance of a pirate haven

by Bill Federer -- Spain laid claim to the island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica more…

Six-Day War proves Israel a modern miracle

by Bill Federer -- June 5, 1967, the Six-Day War began. Egypt sent 80,000 troops and 900 tanks to attack Israel. Jordan and Syria, with Soviet weapons, violently shelled Jerusalem and Israeli more…

Battle of Midway: 75 years ago today

by Bill Federer -- In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment by planes and heavy siege guns, President Franklin more…

Yep, America is a Christian nation

by Bill Federer -- Spain's "Iron Duke," the Grand Duke of Alba, fought the Ottoman Muslims in 1535, recapturing Tunis, North Africa. Spain financed its war with gold from the Inca Empire. more…

The Treaty of Tripoli: Not what atheists think

by Bill Federer -- The Treaty of Tripoli is of particular interest as secularists attempt to use its wording as a definitive expression of the intent of America's founders regarding religion and more…