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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.

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.

White House Responds To Secession Petitions

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

The White House responded to a handful of "We the People" petitions calling for the government to allow some states to secede, saying "our states rema...

Could 932,367 Secessionists Be Right About Dying America?

Glen Browder | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Regardless of our opinion of secession sentiments (which also surfaced among anti-Bush activists), this movement speaks to our hopes and fears for the future of American democracy.

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...

Two Sudans: The Challenges Ahead (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

Despite South Sudan's secession from the north, the saga is far from over.

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...

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.

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

Secesh 3.0: Fear Of A Black President

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

When the Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) disrupted the President’s health care address before a joint session of Congress, it was not the first time th...

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.

Sam Stein

Ron Paul Defends Secession: "Very Much American" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry may be on the receiving end of some political mockery for his recent endorsement of his home state's right to secede from th...

Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Could Secede, Leave Union

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost has comprehensive coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests. Click here for the latest photos and video. AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick...

An Expat's View of the Conventions: End of Summer in America and Back "Home" to Europe

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I am a Democrat but actually found the old McCain palatable once upon a time...where in the hell did the real John McCain go?