What the 1st Amendment does not do

by Bill Federer -- On MARCH 15, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt warned at the dinner of White House correspondents: "Modern tyrants find it necessary to eliminate all democracies. ... A few weeks ago more…

Girl Scouts: How far they've fallen

by Bill Federer -- Juliette Low had chronic ear infections as a child, which made one ear deaf. A grain of rice thrown at her wedding lodged in her other ear, which more…

The date naval warfare was revolutionized

by Bill Federer -- The Confederate iron-plated ship Merrimac destroyed two Union boats during the Civil War. The Union responded with the ironclad Monitor. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated a statue to the more…

The most important thing a judge can learn

by Bill Federer -- "Old Ironsides" is the nickname of the three-masted frigate USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa had captured more…