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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 ...

The North Is Angry, Too

Brian Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Brian Stone

I had the privilege to stand armed watches for my country. However, the privilege to stand those watches required intensive training, strict safety practices and yearly re-qualification. I'm shocked by how many people are resisting common-sense gun safety measures.

White House Smacks Down Thousands Of Rick Perry Constituents

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas -- Bad news for thousands of people who wanted to see Texas secede: The state is still in the U.S. The White House has responded to a ...

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...

Tea Party Poopers

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.06.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This wouldn't be your regular kind of war. You know, the ones we just watch on TV and the soldiers come home, we toss and Oscar at Kathryn Bigelow and then pretend the whole thing never happened.

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.

Unifier in Chief for a New America: The Politics of 2012 and Beyond

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The A...

The Crazy Base Won't Let the Republican Party Change

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The bumper-sticker party of "these colors don't run" -- the party that practically branded the notion of American patriotism -- is only around half-sure that it doesn't want to abandon the United States. The other half is split between still making up its mind on secession and totally wanting to secede right away.

Red States Want to Secede? Go Ahead. Make Our Day.

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nearly 1 million Americans have signed petitions calling for secession including over 100,000 in Texas and over 50,000 in Georgia. So, here's a response.