Reality of socialism: Not what they teach in school

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_593893" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Berlin Wall[/caption] "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" announced President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987. Begun after Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution more…

The horrific price paid by early patriots

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2098425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dr. Joseph Warren[/caption] Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their midnight ride to warn Lexington and Concord that the government more…

The place we build our proud maritime tradition

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4469411" align="aligncenter" width="600"] United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland[/caption] The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, graduated its first class on June 10, 1854. The more…

Why June 9 should go down in infamy

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2094155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Billboard, 1943[/caption] Withholding taxes from paychecks began June 9, 1943. Congress passed it as an emergency measure during World War II to get money more…

Andrew Jackson: Talk about a tough childhood

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Jackson[/caption] His Scots-Irish parents emigrated from Ireland two years before his birth, which was March 15, 1767. His father died before he was more…

Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Port Royal, Jamaica, 1692[/caption] Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was more…

Never forget: D-Day's enormous cost on beaches of Normandy

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2087235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] D-Day, June 6, 1944[/caption] D-Day was June 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland and other nations landed along more…

Israel: Still a place of miracles

by Bill Federer -- On Oct. 29, 1956, Israeli troops took control of the Sinai Peninsula. United States President Eisenhower pressured Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to withdraw Israeli troops on March more…

Battle of Midway: Turning point in WWII

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4453081" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Battle of Midway[/caption] In 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment by more…

More evidence we are a Christian nation

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3257904" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Wall Street, around 1621[/caption] Spain's "Iron Duke," the Grand Duke of Alba, fought the Ottoman Muslims in 1535, recapturing Tunis, North Africa. Spain financed more…