The mountain man who defied all stereotypes

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2144055" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jedediah Smith[/caption] His travels were exceeded only by Lewis and Clark. He led expeditions up the Missouri River with such characters as keelboatman Mike more…

Female teacher accused of sex with teen

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WGNO) A high school special education teacher has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students, according to WFSB. The Bridgeport teacher, identified as Laura Ramos, more…

Compare methods of spreading Islam, Christianity

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2143315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Moravian missionary[/caption] In the summer of 1683, Ottoman General Mustafa Pasha was laying siege to Vienna, Austria, with 200,000 Muslim jihad warriors. Sultan Mehmed more…

Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Teachers are being trained to carry guns in classrooms in Colorado in order to protect children as part of a scheme motivated by a school massacre more…

What is 'the 5th column' and why is it wrong?

by Bill Federer -- At a time when most of the world was ruled by kings, Americans held its first popularly elected legislative assembly. Jamestown was initially a "company colony," run by more…