Lincoln's birthday, February 12, appears to have lost some of its former aura, as all presidents are now supposedly covered by the amorphous, all-purpose "Presidents' Day," but his time in office retains most of the luster that it acquired after he was killed.

The discovery of the remains of England's notorious King Richard III will likely do little to change his historical reputation as a murdering usurper who took the throne through intrigue.

The ratification of the 16th Amendment — the income tax — caused profound changes throughout the United States. Not surprisingly, though the amendment was sold as a tax-the-rich plan, that wasn’t its real intention.

Yes, the U.S. government did at one time run large budget surpluses, and the revenue was generated without resorting to an income tax.

The alphabet soup of federal regulatory agencies exercising unconstitutional power was planned and instituted by FDR and was modeled after plans by Mussolini and Stalin.