Welcome to the conspiracy, Mr. President. Glad to have you on board.
Everything’s bigger in Texas!
Could Abraham Lincoln really have sidestepped the entire American Civil War by using the government’s power of property condemnation to buy all of the slaves in the South and then free them?
A few days ago ago I tweeted this line: “Secession is the decision to step out of an existing political order, so it’s a category error to try to justify it legally.” Obviously I’m not going to solve all of the problems of a burgeoning sub-discipline of political philosophy with a single tweet. But it…
Strange Maps posts a picture of what was nearly our 49th state, carved out of the California hinterlands and Oregon’s southern counties. For more on Jefferson’s abbreviated history, check out John Schwenkler’s great article on homegrown secessionism:
A fun tidbit from the Justice’s fan mail. Patriotic Texans and Vermonters are no doubt disappointed.
The Green Mountain State’s independence movement isn’t going away.
Here’s an entertaining scoop from Mother Jones: Crackpot ex-KGB academic teams up with tea party radicals to predict the imminent break-up of the United States.