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…

How America went from Christian to secular

by Bill Federer -- June 20, 1632, King Charles I of England granted a charter for the Colony of Maryland, named for his Catholic wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, stating: "Charles, by the more…

What happens when U.S. is pushed too far

by Bill Federer -- The French Revolution had left that country in chaos. Twenty-six-year-old Napoleon fired cannons down the streets of Paris, mowing down French citizens in the 13 Vendémiaire Revolt of more…