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…

Hawaii's special legacy of faith

by Bill Federer -- In 1778, British Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii, which he named "The Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich – the acting First more…

The political party founded to end slavery

by Bill Federer -- A call to ban the Confederate flag due to its association with slavery is akin to banning the Democrat Party's donkey and Islam's crescent, as both of those more…