Words of wisdom from the Iron Lady

by Bill Federer -- Known as "The Iron Lady" for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She became the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom more…

Debunking 1 of biggest myths about Columbus

by Bill Federer -- Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes. A biography more…

The rise of tyrants: Sadly, nothing new

by Bill Federer -- Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 A.D., Plato wrote "The Republic," where he described in Books 8 and 9: "States more…

Amazing life of a man long forgotten

by Bill Federer -- He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning the nickname "Fast Eddie." When World War I more…