Even Plato knew how tyrants arise

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2516655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Plato[/caption] Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 B.C., Plato wrote "The Republic," where he described in more…

How far back in history do haunted houses go?

by Patty Ann Malley -- [caption id="attachment_4620760" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ghost up close or haunting hood-wink?[/caption] Ghost stories: Nothing new under the sun Displaced souls or mindful manipulation drive many to seek and even more…

Students demand protection from 'hurtful' ideas

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CAMPUS REFORM) — Students at Amherst College recently protested the mere presence of a conservative speaker, saying students shouldn’t have to “feel afraid for their safety.” They found more…

Conservative student paper called 'propaganda'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE COLLEGE FIX) — The chair of Wake Forest University’s publications committee did not have many nice things to say about the conservative student-run newspaper on campus. “Negative more…

Marco Polo: A million lies – or a million truths?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2515715" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marco Polo[/caption] Marco Polo was 17 years old when he left Venice for China in 1271 with his father, Niccolo Polo, and uncle, Matteo more…

Bloody hell: Christopher Columbus turned into monster

by Alicia Powe -- [caption id="attachment_1300155" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Christopher Columbus[/caption] WASHINGTON – The war on American history continued Monday, Columbus Day, with attacks on statues honoring the 15th century explorer. It was more…

Columbus descendant defends legacy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) A descendant of Christopher Columbus penned an op-ed published Monday defending Columbus's legacy. In the op-ed published in USA Today — titled "Hey America, my ancestor more…