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James T. Fields born DECEMBER 31, 1817

American Minute with Bill Federer James T. Fields was born DECEMBER 31, 1817. His father was a sea captain and died before Fields was three. Fields became...

Terrorism in Israel – and America

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and GLENN TAUBMAN ~The Beltway sniper offers lessons on Israel’s continuing struggles with Palestinians~ When we planned our recent trip to Israel with...

Rudyard Kipling was born in India

American Minute with Bill Federer "Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God's great...

Thomas Paine’s “The American Crisis”

American Minute with Bill Federer "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the...

Muslims murdering Christians nothing new

American Minute with Bill Federer According to ancient tradition, Noah's Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian Mountain Range. Armenia's Coat of Arms has Mount...

Science points to a Divine Creator

American Minute with Bill Federer "O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!" wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, The Harmonies of the World. Johannes...

Left behind at the Temple

BY T.F. STERN A couple of years ago while I was working at the Houston Texas Temple in the Baptistery a large youth group came...

Providence and the Battle of Trenton

American Minute with Bill Federer After losing the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, August 27, 1776, the Continental Army was driven out of New York, across...

Christmas Day through the years…

American Minute with Bill Federer On CHRISTMAS DAY, 496 A.D, Clovis, King of the Francs, was baptized with 3,000 of his soldiers at Rheims, France...

Edmund Burke: Social Versus Individual Liberty

FOUNDERS CORNER, EDMUND BURKE November 1789 In a letter writte to Frenchman François Depont in November of 1789, 4 months after the outbreak of the French...

On CHRISTMAS EVE through the years…

American Minute with Bill Federer On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Hispanola (Haiti). Columbus...

Government’s Gold King whitewash

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Double standards and pollution continue, while the feds exonerate themselves from blame~ When a private citizen or company violates rules, misrepresents facts or...

HANUKKAH or the Festival of Lights

American Minute with Bill Federer King Cyrus of Persia let the Jews return to Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity and they rebuilt the Temple...

The Battle for the Bible Continues

LAURA HERNANDEZ, ACLJ So far, over 157,000 Americans are standing with us in our fight against the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and its outrageous...

“Beyond the Christmas Story” by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST, CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Christmas is many things. It is the time of the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. It is...

Bastogne, NAZIs and Nuts!

American Minute with Bill Federer The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the U.S. during World War II. It involved...

Citizenship wisdom from Teddy Roosevelt

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY President Theodore Roosevelt wrote in a letter shortly after World War I: In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant...

When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas and Marriage

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES A few days before Christmas, I checked the schedule for Turner Classic Movies, one of the few...

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound…

American Minute with Bill Federer "Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now...

Christmas in time of war

American Minute with Bill Federer When the First World War began, British women suffragists sent an Open Christmas Letter "To the Women of Germany and...