Tiny mountain man, giant reputation

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2040215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kit Carson[/caption] Following Lewis and Clark's expedition, notable mountain men explored America's west. Notable names include: John Frémont, Joseph Meek, John Sutter, Peter Skene more…

Astounding technology for its time: Steamships

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4673443" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Early steamship[/caption] The SS Savannah left May 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first trans-Atlantic more…

The unbelievable bravery of battlefield nurses

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2028095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Clara Barton[/caption] The American Red Cross was organized May 21, 1881, by a schoolteacher named Clara Barton. The first woman to be a clerk more…

Spain's biggest military blunder in history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2023245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Spanish Armada[/caption] Spain led the Holy League to defeat the Muslim Ottoman Turkish Navy at the Battle of Lepanto near Corinth, Greece, in 1571. more…

The dangerous face of the radical sexual agenda

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3302234" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope John Paul II[/caption] "The family is especially under attack," stated Pope John Paul II, Aug. 15, 1993. In 1979, Pope John Paul II more…

Charles Lindbergh: A good old-fashioned hero

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2023575" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Charles A. Lindbergh[/caption] May 20, 1927, at 7:52 a.m., one of the greatest feats in aviation began as 25-year-old Charles A. Lindbergh left Roosevelt more…

It's simple: No God, no moral obligations

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2015825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Jay[/caption] The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also president of the American Bible Society. more…

Paid agitators: A long and dishonorable history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4103551" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Berkeley leftists riot[/caption] President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given May 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary: "But there is more…