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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 03.18.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 ...

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.