Religious freedom has never been easy

by Bill Federer -- The Pilgrims fled from England to Holland in 1607. When Spain threatened to invade Holland, the Pilgrims considered sailing to Guyana in South America, as they heard of more…

The U.N. began with such high hopes. What happened?

by Bill Federer -- Franklin Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Speaking on Justice more…

The mountain man who defied all stereotypes

by Bill Federer -- His travels were exceeded only by Lewis and Clark. He led expeditions up the Missouri River with such characters as keelboatman Mike Fink. He helped discover the South more…

What is 'the 5th column' and why is it wrong?

by Bill Federer -- At a time when most of the world was ruled by kings, Americans held its first popularly elected legislative assembly. Jamestown was initially a "company colony," run by more…