The 10 'most brilliant' days in world's history

by Bill Federer -- Frederick the Great of Prussia called these ten days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning the Battle of Trenton, Christmas night, George Washington's small 1,200 more…

Will the real Betsy Ross please stand up?

by Bill Federer -- A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her birth. Born a day earlier, Jan. 1, 1752, to more…

What it takes to be a man

by Bill Federer -- Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God's great judgment seat. – Rudyard Kipling more…

Madness to assume the enemy will be merciful

by Bill Federer -- Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – "The American Crisis" more…

At long last, Armenian genocide recognized

by Bill Federer -- According to ancient tradition, Noah's Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian mountain range. Armenia's coat of arms has Mount Ararat with Noah's Ark on top. Armenian more…