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The South Seemed Pretty Sure It Was Fighting for Slavery

Larry Womack | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Larry Womack

It is only very recently, as the debate over the confederate flag has been renewed, that I have come to realize just how deeply the myth that the Civil War wasn't really about slavery has taken root.

Texas Wants Its Gold Back Inside The State's Borders

AP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But wh...

Southern Pride?

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Tim Arnold

The scab has been ripped from this terrible wound. The horse is out of the barn, as some would put it. Confederate sympathizers are being taken to task.

The Bigger Problem With That Flag

Steven Conn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

If after 150 years we're finally going to consign the Confederate flag to the dustbin of history and to the exhibit cases of museums, we have to make sure we bury the entirety of what that flag stands for as well. It is too late to bring the traitors of 1861 to justice, but surely we can stop treating them as perverse heroes, and we can start calling the Confederacy what it really was.

Proof That The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

John A. Tures | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

As the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia rolls around, some armchair historians and pundits are still battling over what the Civil War was about. It's time to go beyond the rhetoric and read the evidence.

What Might Have Been

David Morris | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Since its passage in 2009, ferocious opposition to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) had proven a devastatingly effective electoral strategy for Republicans.

Secessionist Movements In America Refuse To Die

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. You would think that Scotland’s failed independence vote in September might discourage Americans from...

Secession Plans Pop Up In Florida

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

South Miami officials have passed a proposal that would divide Florida into two states, the Sun Sentinel reports. Vice Mayor Walter Harris said he ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 9/19/14

John Zipperer | Posted 11.19.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Now that Scotland's not going anywhere, you have time to take our Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Jack Ma is now a very...

1 In 4 Americans Open To Secession

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes fo...

In Stunning Twist, England Leaves United Kingdom Instead of Scotland!

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.16.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

It is rumored that the British were forced to make this sudden decision when the Scots threatened to invade England wearing nothing but kilts -- and more disturbingly -- no underwear.

From the Washington Redskins to the Jefferson Davis Highway

John R. Burbank | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
John R. Burbank

We have come a long way from slavery and segregation and racism. But we have a long way to go.

If Scotland Leaves the UK

Wikistrat | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

Considering these risks and opportunities, Wikistrat evaluated four scenarios for charting Scotland's emergence as an independent country by the year 2020 -- if it gains independence within the next five years.

Divorce, European Style

John Feffer | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
John Feffer

At stake is not only the happiness of the Ukrainian family but the happiness of the common Europe home. We can still avoid an Anna Karenina ending. There's still time to prevent the train wreck of a new Cold War.

Not Just Whistling 'Dixie': Peroutka Stands Up for Southern Secession

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Peroutka has been under fire for months for his involvement in and leadership of the League of the South, a white nationalist group that advocates conservative, Christian theocracy and secession to form a Southern Republic. Top Democratic and Republican leaders had called for him to resign from the group.

GOP Leader Questions Candidate About Hate Group That Advocates Death Squads

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Michael Peroutka's neo-Confederate friend and supporter Michael Hill has advocated a program of assassination against journalists and elected officials. Voters have a right to know what Peroutka and other GOP leaders have to say about that.

Meet Maryland's White Nationalist 'David Duke' GOP Candidate

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

White nationalists from the League of the South -- the premier neo-Confederate group -- are hailing the recent Republican primary victory of Maryland's Michael Peroutka -- who won his party's nomination in an Anne Arundel County Council race, as well as a seat on the GOP Central Committee there -- as "a political victory for us."

The Lincoln Myth: A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the international bestselling author of nine Cotton Malone historical thrillers and four stand-alone thriller novels. His books have been translated into forty languages. History--Steve's passion--lies at the heart of each one.

Memo to Today's GOP: The Lasting Lesson of the Battle for Vicksburg

Mark Benoit | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Mark Benoit

Today, the lessons of Vicksburg should be required study for those in the GOP. The rantings of modern conservative political leaders is shockingly similar in thought and theory to the secessionists of the 1800s.

Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Secession

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Republicans will vote next month on whether they support allowing the state to secede from the United States of America. Last month, one ...

Local GOP Caucus Passes Resolution Allowing Wisconsin To Secede

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A group of Republicans in Wisconsin want to make sure that if they get fed up with the rest of the country, the Badger State can go it alone. Last...

Give the Crimeans What They Want

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Jeb Harrison

On Sunday, March 16, it became apparent that Nikita Khrushchev made a grave mistake when he reapportioned the Soviet Republics in 1954 and included th...

There's "No Such Thing as a California Economy"

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.06.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Silvia pointed out that in his perspective, there's no such thing as a California economy because there are vast differences in economic growth, recovery and the labor force based on metropolitan areas.

Six Californias?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

A proposed ballot initiative from tech investor Tim Draper would turn California into six states, including one just for Silicon Valley. Draper, wh...

California Voters Think Secession Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

Most Californians don't want two of the states' northernmost counties to secede, despite the counties' desire to do so. A Field Poll released Wedn...