The pulpit is responsible for all these problems

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2324325" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Charles Finney[/caption] Sir William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England," published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America's founders, more…

6 million killed before this dictator found God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_106589" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Napoleon Bonaparte[/caption] After the French Revolution, a slave revolt resulted in France's loss of Haiti (Saint-Domingue), one of the world's main producers of sugar. more…

70 years ago: Japanese emperor announces surrender

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry S. Truman[/caption] V-J Day, Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman stated at a news conference announcing the end of World War II: more…

Federal watchdogs charged with school-lunch fraud

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2319325" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Federal workers were charged with fraud in the school lunch program.[/caption] Five workers with the Government Accountability Office – the agency that's supposed to more…

H.G. Wells: 'Lusty, shifty leader' unworthy of praise

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2313335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] H.G. Wells[/caption] "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama based more…