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Taking a Look at Separatist Movements

Despite media fervor and gossip to the contrary, the states of California and Texas are probably never going to secede from the union. In fact, musings on the subject have turned into somewhat of a running joke in the states; a funny political what-if, but never taken seriously. 1,027 more words


Homage to Veneto

There is no status quo in politics. Things really do fall apart, to quote the overly quoted Yeats. For those of us born after WWII, the seven decades of Pax Europa and subsequent founding of the European Union seemed like a permanent state and a symbol of progress and hope for human solidarity. 2,407 more words