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What Would the State of North Colorado Look Like?

And how would its roughly 350,000 residents vote?

 

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The Problem With More Than 50 States

With what seems a never-ending list of wanna-be states, why hasn’t there been a successful secession since 1863?

 

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Today in Breakaway Republics: Catalans Seek Independence From a Crumbling Spain

A million and a half people formed a human chain across Catalunya today to call for the region’s break from a crippled country.

 

10 Steps to a Breakaway State: A Secessionist’s Guide

Helpful advice to the politically embittered: start with a spiffy new flag this weekend.

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My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

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That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

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Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

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The Big One

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