General 'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf: A real man

by Bill Federer -- Between 1699 and 1760, in the Louisiana Territory, the French founded five major settlements on the east side of the Mississippi River (in present-day Illinois): Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Fort more…

Increasingly rare: Judges for judicial restraint

by Bill Federer -- "A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives," he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough more…

Respectable origins of today's social-justice warriors

by Bill Federer -- 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, being considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source more…

How 1 man affected the whole world

by Bill Federer -- Napoleon was born Aug. 15, 1769. After his education, he was commissioned in the French military in 1785, and quickly advanced. When the French Revolution began, he was more…