Why did Aaron Burr hate Alexander Hamilton?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2208355" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr[/caption] He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim more…

Early presidents knew perils of centralized banks

by Bill Federer -- Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of Thomas Jefferson, the nation's first more…

Only medicine for 1800s epidemic was faith

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3474554" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cholera epidemic[/caption] From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from the epidemics of: the bubonic plague, typhoid, typhus, smallpox, yellow more…

Duke lacrosse prosecutor in trouble again

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Duke Chronicle) Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong, prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case, has been accused of misconduct again in the case of a 1995 double homicide. more…