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Ron Paul Weighs In On State Secession Efforts

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

As residents in over thirty states file petitions to secede from the United States in the wake of President Obama's reelection, Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Tex...

GOP Governor Takes Stand On Secession Petition

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) says that he doesn't believe secession is "a valid option for Tennessee." The Tennessean reports that the Republican...

CHART: Why You REALLY Want To Secede

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

There's only one thing to do when your candidate doesn't win the presidential election: pack up and move... your state out of the union. At least, th...

Residents In More Than 30 States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than 30 states have filed secession petitions with the "We the People" program on the White House website. Petitions to strip ci...

Rick Perry Takes Stand On Texas Secession Issue

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not stand behind a secession petition filed with the White House by a Lone Star State resident in the aftermath of the pres...

Residents In More Than A Dozen States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than a dozen states across the country have filed secession petitions to the Obama administration's "We the People" program, which i...

Proposal To Make Chicago Its Own State Shows Divide In Illinois

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

GRAFTON, Ill. -- Whether it's the state's shaky finances, its recent tax hike or strict gun laws, downstate Illinois knows it can always vent its frus...

Rick Perry's Birther/Oath of Office Problem

Carl Pope | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Yes, Perry made his secessionist comments as part of a campaign to defeat Kay Bailey Hutchison in his re-election campaign. And he beat her. But that doesn't make these comments less dangerous. It makes them even more so.

GOP Hits Perry Wrinkle in Quest for White House

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

What will tea party voters think when someone points out that Rick Perry was elected not once but three times as a Democrat, voted for what remains today the largest tax increase in modern Texas history, and even served as state chairman of Al Gore's first run for president?

The Race To Become The 51st State

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

Republican Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has been pushing a plan which would divide California in two, allowing the state's 13 most conservat...

Matt Sledge

San Francisco Secession: Could It Create 'Ecotopia'? | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco

Republican Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone wants a Republican state of his own, a place called South California that would carefully exclude Lo...

Today's Republicans Are the New Secessionists

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Like the secessionists of 1860, the Republicans are so determined to achieve their objectives that they are willing to accept the threat of catastrophe in order to have their own way.

Politician Calls For Secession From California

Murrieta, CA Patch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, Third District, announced Thursday that he will ask leaders in 13 counties to begin discussions about seceding...

Haley Barbour Endorses Union Victory in the Civil War

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Barbour's statement is significant for two reasons: First, it sounds like the Mississippi governor is indeed running for the GOP presidential nomination. Second, it suggests his state has changed considerably since the 1960s.

Morning in America: If at First You Don't Secede...

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Secession may have its virtues, and while the seductive logic of "local control" may have an appeal across the political spectrum, it is equally the case that recent history has not been particularly kind to "breakaway republics."

The S Word: South Sudan and Secession

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

A nation is like a marriage, or so Lenin imagined it to be, with each partner or province having a right to get out if things go horribly wrong. With so many post-Cold War precedents, you'd think secession wouldn't be dirty word today.

Sudan: A Tragedy Anyway You 'Cut' It

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

The international dimension of secession carries with it many unanswered questions.

The Confederacy Must Be Destroyed

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

Imagine if German politicians, in order to bolster their chances of being elected chancellor, had to declare publically that they could see nothing wr...

Diversity of Voices & Values

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Here is a list of books to demonstrate that America does not lack for authentic, coherent, integral voices and values -- right now it lacks for honest leadership.

South Carolina's Secession at 150

Manisha Sinha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Manisha Sinha

Long before Tea Party activists and other sundry conservatives detected the ghost of socialism in health care reform and financial regulation legislation, proslavery theorists argued that abolition was akin to socialism.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

Through Ballot or Bullet

Tim Luccaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tim Luccaro

According to the students I spoke with in South Sudan, the referendum represents the culmination of more than 50 years of struggle, standing as the final step in a long and painful march to independence.

On the Issues from Abortion to War & Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I want to put this somewhat intellectual blog posting into perspective. Below is a quote from Matt Taibbi's new book, Griftopia-Bubble Machines, Vamp...

What's Right with America? Let Me List the Books

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I became the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction [or 32/216 overall including movies, software, and fiction) quite by accident, loading 300 reviews fr...

Vermont Revolutionaries and the Rise of a Green Tea Party

Christopher Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ketcham

The most radical antiwar candidate in the US is not Dennis Kucinich or Rand or Ron Paul or any of the usual suspects. It's a 42-year-old Vermonter named Dennis Steele, who is running for governor of his state as an open secessionist.