There's a reason banks shouldn't be federalized

by Bill Federer -- Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of Thomas Jefferson, the nation's first more…

The unusual medicine which eased cholera epidemic

by Bill Federer -- From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague ("black death"), typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow fever, Spanish flu, malaria, more…

Christian roots are deep in these islands

by Bill Federer -- In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "the Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich – the acting First more…

A weird, little-known historical coincidence

by Bill Federer -- Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was elected the second president and the more…

What made Declaration of Independence so unique?

by Bill Federer -- Thirty-eight-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved July 4, 1776, listed the reasons why Americans declared more…

Gettysburg: So much more
than a battle or a speech

by Bill Federer -- Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just sixty miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After the Confederate victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Robert E. more…