England needs another Winston Churchill

by Bill Federer -- Winston Churchill became prime minister of Britain on May 10, 1940. World War II would rage another year and a half before the entrance of Unite States. The more…

America's space race: Pride of achievement

by Bill Federer -- Robert Goddard, the father of American rocketry, is credited with developing the first liquid-fueled rockets, with gyroscope three-axis control providing steerable thrust. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is more…

Out of war came something precious and rare

by Bill Federer -- In colonial America, Bibles had to be imported from Britain as the British government strictly regulated the printing of religious materials. It was illegal to print Bibles in more…

French Revolution – coming here?

by Bill Federer -- In 1781, 27-year-old King Louis XVI of France sent his navy and troops to help America gain independence from Britain. In return, France gained very little, except an more…

The duel that changed course of history

by Bill Federer -- He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, the sitting vice president Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel July more…

The forgotten battle over U.S. banking

by Bill Federer -- Economist Milton Friedman stated: "Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." Over the objections of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and more…

Cholera: The plague of the 19th century

by Bill Federer -- From the beginning of recorded history, hundreds of millions have died from epidemics of: Bubonic plague ("Black Death") Typhoid Typhus Smallpox Yellow fever Spanish influenza Malaria Measles AIDS more…