Pope Francis: The Pope From The End Of The Earth

On March 13, 2013, the world waited in hushed anticipation for the announcement of the new successor of Peter and leader of the Roman Catholic Church. For weeks the news had been...

Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America

In 1784, Thomas Jefferson struck a deal with one of his slaves, nineteen-year-old James Hemings. The founding father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along for a...

Failures of the Presidents From the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of Pigs and War in Iraq

Everybody makes mistakes, but when an American president blunders, the results can be catastrophic.In an effort to put an end to Britain and France’s policy of seizing American...