Why was this young man hanged?

by Bill Federer -- "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" were the last words of 21-year-old American patriot Nathan Hale, who was hanged by more…

This is the foundation of our independence

by Bill Federer -- Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced Sept. 17, 2014, that the U.S. Air Force oath no longer has to include God. President and Commander-in-Chief George more…

What happens with the 'tyranny of the majority'?

by Bill Federer -- He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service following Washington's presidential inauguration. He helped ratify the more…

Washington's prophecies: The evils of power

by Bill Federer -- "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolken describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power": "Always remember Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to more…

This was mankind's '2nd chance'

by Bill Federer -- Sept. 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims' ship, Mayflower. Their 66-day journey of 2,750 miles encountered storms so rough, the more…

Do you have what it takes to get into Harvard?

by Bill Federer -- Son of a butcher, his family died when a plague swept England, leaving him an estate. He attended Emmanuel College, was ordained, married and sailed for Massachusetts where more…