If you listened to Talk of the Nation yesterday, you heard retiring Texas congressman Ron Paul defending the notion of Texas seceding from the Union as something very American. He’s been saying the same thing for years, and Texas is still down there in Texas — one of us. Also, it’s not really American at all. Details, details.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.