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Week to Week News Quiz for 9/19/14

John Zipperer | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | World
Wikistrat

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 09.04.2014 | 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...

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....

Secession Idea Approved By State's Rural Voters

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — The nation's newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the popula...

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 11.06.2013 | 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...

Casinos, Pot & Secession Among Ballot Issues Facing Voters Across U.S.

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Voters across the country face ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston's iconic Astro...

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 ...