Historically enlightenment, faith went together

by Bill Federer -- When Spain and Portugal forced Sephardic Jews to flee, some went to the Netherlands, which was Europe's center of religious toleration. Jews migrated to Holland's largest city of more…

They seldom make great men like this anymore

by Bill Federer -- The "Star-Spangled Banner" was written while the British bombed Fort McHenry, named after Secretary of War James McHenry. Dr. James McHenry served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary more…

This is what happens 'if there is no God'

by Bill Federer -- The director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, died May 2, 1972. For 48 years, under eight presidents, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming more…

This is what happens when a dictator meets God

by Bill Federer -- Spain claimed most of the Americas from its native inhabitants by virtue of first discovery. Conquistadors who explored North America include: Ponce de Leon, 1513 Panfilo de Narvaez, more…