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…

Why is Mexico's government so unstable?

by Bill Federer -- Cortés conquered the Aztecs in 1521, and for the next 300 years, New Spain, which included Latin America and parts of North and South America, was ruled by more…

1 of the most famous hymns in America

by Bill Federer -- Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," published Feb. 1, 1862. It became Lincoln's more…

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Liberal or conservative?

by Bill Federer -- Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, Oct. 28, 1940: "We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without." FDR said in more…