On this day 161 years ago, famed orator Daniel Webster delivered one of the most memorable speeches of his remarkable career.

Standing to address the Senate in support of the Compromise of 1850, the congressional effort led by Henry Clay and Stephen Douglas to resolve the issues propelling the United States toward a civil war, Daniel Webster delivered a three-and-a-half hour address wherein he described himself “not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man but as an American....”

The family of a critically ill infant in Canada, whose doctors are trying to have him removed from life support, is getting much needed assistance from a group of pro-life organizations that want to fly the infant to the U.S. for care in an American hospital.

A recent study by a group representing America’s divorce lawyers has revealed that the social networking phenomenon Facebook may be responsible for up to 20 percent of divorces in the nation.

Two recent cases, one in the U.S. and one in Europe, demonstrate the extent to which government is aggressively militating to control and regulate children and families.

Harvard SquareMore than 40 years after Harvard University severed its relationship with the U.S. military’s Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC), the elite school announced on March 4 that the program would return to campus later this year. In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam conflict, Harvard officials voted to withhold academic credit from students enrolled in ROTC, and the program left campus a few years later.