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…

Never underestimate the power of a good revival

by Bill Federer -- Thomas Jefferson noted in his "Memorandum Book": "I have subscribed to the building of an Episcopalian church, two hundred dollars; a Presbyterian church, sixty dollars, and a Baptist more…