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Tag: Secession

Will Boko Haram Cause Nigeria’s North and South to Separate?

Thanks to the Islamist extremist group, old north-versus-south sentiments now threaten to split the regions that had found solidarity against an incompetent government. The upshot could be more terrorism.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 READ MORE

Scotland Rejects Independence From U.K.

Scottish voters preserved the country’s 307-year-old union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Thursday as the party opposed to secession took numerous areas that could have gone to the yes campaign.

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 READ MORE

Better Off Without ’Em

“It’s too bad that we just didn’t let the South secede when we had the chance,” Chuck Thompson writes.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 READ MORE

Rove Takes on the Tea Party, Maher Rips ‘Con Men’ Limbaugh and Beck, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Krugman calls out “insane” NRA and Rick Perry weighs in on the news that the Boy Scouts may be ending its policy of banning gay members.

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 READ MORE

Anthony Alvernaz (CC BY 2.0)

White House Replies to Secession, Death Star Petitions

The White House’s responses to several petitions by various states to secede from the rest of the country and another one that sought to build a Death Star by 2016 carried the same answer, but in radically different tones.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE

Whistling Dixie

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The Party of Lincoln

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 READ MORE

Allen West Recount Results, Ron Paul Talks Secession, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest governor to put a foot down on Obamacare and Chris Christie appears on “Saturday Night Live.”

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE

The Secessionist

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE

Jon Stewart Mocks State Attempts to Secede From U.S.

“The Daily Show” host rips secessionists and CEOs who threatened employees after President Obama’s re-election.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE

Nancy Pelosi’s Outrage, Nate Silver’s Next Step, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Barney Frank and Ron Paul’s request about new marijuana laws and a look at the most bizarre post-election freak outs of 2012. 

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE


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Ken Lund (CC-BY-SA)

Don’t Secede, Just Move

There is a growing and idiotic movement by people dissatisfied with American democracy in the form of President Obama’s re-election to secede from the union. I have a better idea: Just move.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE

Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Perry Says ‘No’ to Secession as More States Petition White House

Residents from nearly 40 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States on the White House’s “We The People” site since President Obama’s re-election.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE

Screenshot via Real Clear Politics

20 States Petition to Secede From U.S. After Obama Victory

Citizens ostensibly upset that President Obama won another four-year term in office are petitioning the White House’s “We The People” site.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 READ MORE

Illustration based on a U.S. Census graphic

Secession Proposal Would Create a Republican California

By the Los Angeles Times’ count, there have been more than 220 attempts to divide California, and all have failed. A new proposal by a Temecula politician would split off the conservative counties south and east of Los Angeles to form a Republican-dominated South California that would be home to 13 million people (minus those who flee after secession). (more)

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 READ MORE

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South Sudan Becomes a Nation

After more than five decades of civil war that have seen millions displaced and killed, South Sudan seceded from the Arab-dominated north Saturday to become Africa’s newest nation. (more)

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 READ MORE

Start Our State Campaign

Leaving Arizona: Tucson Group Pushes Secession

Organizers in Tucson and surrounding Pima County have launched a petition drive that would put their plan to secede from Arizona on the ballot in 2012, a movement born out of liberal disgust with the conservatism of Phoenix and other northern neighbors. (more)

Posted on May 10, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Tim Freccia

South Sudan Battles Rebels

New fighting erupted in Sudan’s recently declared autonomous southern half when rebel forces staged an attack on the city of Malakal. The battle comes as South Sudan counts down to its official secession on July 9.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Pete Muller

South Sudan to Become World’s Newest Nation

While the outcome may have been a foregone conclusion, the official results are finally in: South Sudan has voted, with 99.57 percent in favor, to secede from the north.

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 READ MORE

The New Secessionists

The difference between the tea party and the secessionist movement bubbling up in some two dozen states is that the tea party believes America can be fixed.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010 READ MORE


Rebels Among the Civil War Rebels

Jon Stewart interviews Sally Jenkins, author of “The State of Jones,” about a Mississippi county that seceded from the Confederacy during the Civil War and the ensuing insurrection it led against the Confederate army. Later it battled the KKK. Check out this clip from last night’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 READ MORE

Palin the Secessionist?

If it seems like Sarah Palin Day, that’s because the McCain campaign decided to do the bulk of its news dumping during the holiday. On top of her husband’s DUI, her unmarried teen daughter’s pregnancy and her own state trooper issues, we now know about this bizarre nugget: Sarah Palin and her husband, according to the group’s chair, were once members of the Alaskan Independence Party, a political party that seeks a vote on Alaska withdrawing from the union.

Posted on Sep 1, 2008 READ MORE

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