How Muslim violence shaped world history

by Bill Federer -- In 12 years after Mohammed's death, 632-644 A.D., Muslim jihadists conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Anatolia, Armenia, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and North Africa. Muslim more…

Former slaves, these women had 1 thing in common

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4632063" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sojourner Truth - Harriet Tubman[/caption] Born a slave in New York in 1797, she spoke only Dutch until sold around the age of 9, more…

Why the Founding Fathers were against the feds

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2183125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Signing of the Declaration of Independence[/caption] Did anti-federalists foresee the likes of Castro, Kim Jong-un, King Abdullah, Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, more…

Days of Thanksgiving: A rare thing among nations

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4631417" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Detail of the 1914 Jennie Brownscombe painting "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth."[/caption] The Pilgrims fled England because of religious persecution and lived in Leiden, more…

What happens if Islam 'wins'?

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, shots rang out as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The youngest president ever elected, being 43 years old, he was more…

Why Muslims will never assimilate in America

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 21, 1620 (NS), the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact and began their Plymouth Colony. Five years later, in 1625, the Pilgrims filled two ships with dried more…

What's wrong with our judges?

by Bill Federer -- Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address where 50,000 soldiers were killed or wounded in a 3 day battle: Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers more…

What is the definition of 'character'?

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 18, 1992, the New York Times printed Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice's statement: "The less we emphasize the Christian religion the further we fall into the abyss more…

How Queen Elizabeth I impacted U.S. history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4629893" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Queen Elizabeth I[/caption] "Bloody Mary," daughter of Henry VIII, reigned five years, during which time her government sentenced 300 people to death. On Oct. more…