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 where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He was the founder of MPR News’ website.