Can Texas Secede from the Union?

Can Texas Secede from the Union? America’s second most populated and second largest state is always first to remind you that it was once an independent nation: The Republic of Texas. Unlike California’s three-week, almost accidental flirt with independence (and a hideous flag) the Republic of Texas was a real country with its own presidents,…

West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

There’s no stranger political division in the United States than between Virginia and West Virginia, and through most reasonable interpretations, it should not exist. The eastern part of Virginia played a very important role in the American colonies, and later in America. Four of the first five US Presidents were Virginians. Just before the Civil…