How did Russia go from wealth to communism?

by Bill Federer -- Novgorod, which means "new town," was the first and only Russian Republic. Founded as a trading port near the Baltic Sea in 859 A.D., it is considered the more…

Why do we have power of ruling in 3 branches?

by Bill Federer -- Society ... must repose on principles that do not change" – wrote Montesquieu in Book 24 of "The Spirit of the Laws." Montesquieu was a French political philosopher more…

Boy Scouts: Not what it used to be

by Bill Federer -- Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, Feb. 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powell more…

What happens when slaves learn to read?

by Bill Federer -- Frederick Douglass was born Frederick "Baily" on a Maryland plantation around Feb. 7, 1817, though no accurate records exist, as he was a slave. He later chose the more…

The secret to Ronald Reagan's success

by Bill Federer -- Ronald Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, Illinois, 1932, he worked as a life guard and then announced for radio stations in Iowa. more…

Are Nazi principles now normal societal standards?

by Bill Federer -- Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) stated: "Socialized medicine is a keystone to the establishment of a socialist state." "Nazi" is the abbreviation of National Socialist Workers' Party. Its leader was more…