Why republics don't work with despots in charge

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2927464" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 20th-century despots[/caption] "Society ... must repose on principles that do not change." – wrote Montesquieu in Book 24 of "The Spirit of the Laws." more…

Record number of shark attacks in 2015

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — When sharks are attacking people in record numbers, as happened this past year, it makes sense to blame the sharks. That doesn't make it fair, though. more…

This is the 'great dread' we were warned about

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2927814" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Henry Harrison[/caption] "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of ninth President William Henry Harrison, born Feb. 9, 1773. Harrison was an more…