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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...

Colorado Governor: Secession Attempt Will Strengthen State

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A failed secession attempt by 11 Colorado counties generated conversations that will make the state stronger, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday....

East Colorado Reservations

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas t...

Strange Secession Move Highlights Growing Discord

Daily Beast | Michael Tomasky | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Voters in a corner of Colorado will vote Tuesday on whether to secede from the state....

Wendy Davis's Second Best Asset: Ted Cruz

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't underestimate the powerful asset of enthusiasm and excitement among those who believe in Davis, and don't underestimate Davis's second-best asset: the suicide strategies of the crazy-wing friends of Cruz.

GOP Candidate's Ties To Neo-Confederate Group Exposed

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Republican Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran and backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth, took ...

Secession Fever

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Some disaffected Americans want their state to sever ties with the good old USA and become an independent nation. Others feel disenfranchised by their...

Anti-Government Anger Fuels Long-Shot Secession Bid

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WESTMINSTER, Md., Oct 12 (Reuters) - Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and se...

It's a Great Media Stunt to Try to Secede from Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Actually, this is a wacky media stunt by right-wing operatives, who mostly live in sparsely populated corners of the state. They've got no shot at succeeding or seceding.

If At First You Don't Secede, Try And Fail Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

The U.S. has always had a tumultuous relationship with the concept of secession. The nation itself was birthed by the rebellious spirit that often dri...

Why A Secessionist Movement Is Brewing In California

Reason | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

Most Californians treat with bemusement the news that the board of supervisors in far-north Siskiyou County voted 4-1 early this month to seek secessi...

Texas Republican Floats 'Independent Nation' Idea

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Texas attorney general says the Lone Star State's energy production practices have helped position Texas to be an "independ...

KKK, NAACP Leaders Have Historic Meeting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Leaders from branches of the Ku Klux Klan and the NAACP had a historic meeting in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday to discuss recent acts of violence again...

Arin Greenwood

Maryland Man Wants A Divorce -- From His State

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Scott Strzelczyk would prefer that his current efforts to turn a large chunk of the state of Maryland into its own new state not be thought of as a se...

Opposition Against North Colorado Secession Surfaces

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

Weld County commissioners on Tuesday evening met the most opposition they've seen thus far in a series of public meetings on the topic of their 51st s...

Rural-Urban Tensions Are Real In Colo., But Few Want 51st State

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 09.14.2013 | Denver

Jannely Portillo, 17, was at work when she heard on the radio that 10 northeastern Colorado counties were mulling the creation of their own state, Nor...

If You Stand With Rand, You Also Stand With His Racist, Crackpot Buddies

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Generally speaking, there's nothing wrong with agreeing with someone who is otherwise loathsome. But what's too often overlooked with Rand Paul is that which specifically informs his so-called civil libertarian views.

Northern Counties Favor More Representation Instead Of Secession From Colo.

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 09.08.2013 | Denver

Officials with the 10 most northeastern counties on Monday shifted talks of secession to talks of how to increase their representation in the state Le...

Gettysburg and Gridlock

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What I will be remembering -- and which I sincerely urge that today's politicians and media personalities read up on -- is the fact that the Civil War was actually postponed for decades by the most fierce ideological divide in our history.

State Of North Colorado? Area Leaders Moving Plan Forward

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Following the Weld County commissioners' proposal to secede from Colorado and form a 51st state, commissioners say they will meet with counties from w...

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

Cowardly Ted Nugent Threatened the President Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The whole notion of an armed revolt and secession from the United States failed miserably in 1865, and the revolutionaries at that time were headed by skilled West Point commanders like J.E.B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee who directed massive armies. These gun nutjobs today have -- who? -- Ted Nugent.

Despite Backlash, Conservative Group Has No Regrets About Protest

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

A Western Pennsylvania conservative group hung an American flag upside down on Monday in protest of President Barack Obama's second inauguration, and ...