How Muslim violence shaped the world

by Bill Federer -- Caliph Umar fought alongside of Mohammed in nearly all his battles. Umar's daughter Hafsa was one of Mohammed's wives. Waging jihad, Umar conquered enormous areas, including: Mesopotamia Parts more…

What was our nation like before Constitution?

by Bill Federer -- What was the government in the United States before the U.S. Constitution was written? It was the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which were introduced in the more…

Redeeming the reputation of Vlad the Impaler

by Bill Federer -- "God is behind everything, but everything hides God," wrote Victor Hugo in his classic "Les Miserables," Book 5, Chapter 4. Born Feb. 26, 1802, Victor Marie Hugo was more…

Why do we 'Remember the Alamo'?

by Bill Federer -- From 1521 to 1821, Mexico was ruled by Spain. In 1808, Napoleon invaded Spain and put his brother Joseph Bonaparte on the throne. A revolution, led by Simon more…

The engineering marvel America gave away

by Bill Federer -- Columbus first landed in Panama on Oct. 6, 1502, during his fourth and final voyage. In 1534, the King of Spain, Charles V, who ruled the first global more…