JFK's 'guiding principle' of our nation

by Bill Federer -- U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat PT 109 was rammed Aug. 2, 1943, by Japanese destroyer Amagiri. PT-109 sank. Though sustaining permanent back injuries, PT-109's commander, LTJG John F. more…

When 'brotherly love' really works

by Bill Federer -- William Penn was arrested and imprisoned several times for sharing his religious opinions, which were not in agreement with the government's agenda. Once he was imprisoned in the more…

Religion: The foretaste of politics

by Bill Federer -- Alexis de Tocqueville was born July 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote a two-part work, "Democracy in America" (1835; more…

The amazing mind of Benjamin Franklin

by Bill Federer -- On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general of the United States, a position he held under the British Crown before the Revolution. Franklin's public more…