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…

The dangers of pioneering new frontiers

by Bill Federer -- In 1519, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set out on the first voyage to circumnavigate the world. Sailing for Spain, Magellan began his search for a route to more…

Why Jews should be welcomed everywhere

by Bill Federer -- After seven centuries of Islamic occupation, which included episodes of forced conversions and massacres, Ferdinand and Isabella drove the last of the Muslims out of Spain in 1492. more…

Douglas MacArthur: Man of war, man of God

by Bill Federer -- "Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions," stated General Douglas MacArthur in Lansing, more…

Once upon a time, science and religion meshed

by Bill Federer -- The "Father of Chemistry" wanted to evangelize America ... and warned of the end of the world. Robert Boyle was born Jan. 25, 1627. He studied Bacon, Descartes, more…