A man appreciated for 'goodness, purity of soul'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1966765" align="aligncenter" width="600"] James McHenry[/caption] The Star-Spangled Banner was written while the British bombed Fort McHenry, named after Secretary of War James McHenry. Dr. James McHenry served more…

Beck urges readers to get 'Disinformation,' other classics

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_572369" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, behind the right shoulder of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu[/caption] "On May Day," proclaims the pompous, multi-volume "Great Soviet Encyclopedia," more…

'If there is no God, everything is permitted'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1965945" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Niccolò Machiavelli[/caption] The director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, died May 2, 1972. For 48 years, under eight presidents, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw more…

High-school teacher 'poisoned'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WCBS-TV) It could have been deadly. A New Jersey teacher was rushed to the hospital after police say a student added something to her drink that made her more…

Six words that stopped Roman gladiator battles

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1952865" align="alignright" width="600"] Gladiators in Rome[/caption] There were ten major persecutions of Christians in the first three centuries, and Emperor Diocletian's was the worst. When Diocletian had more…

Ohio State drum-major coach faces rape charge

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Columbus Dispatch) The drum-major instructor for the Ohio State University marching band is to appear in court today on charges of rape and kidnapping, accused of assaulting an more…