September 14, 2013

ILYA SOMIN ON The Rise of Movements Seeking to Create New States Through Secession. “Over the last week, secession movements seeking to create new states have made some progress in northern California and rural Colorado. Back in 2011, I wrote about the secession movement in southern California. All three movements are examples of rural jurisdictions seeking to secede from state governments they perceive as dominated by urban interests and values.”