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Political Complexities and Contradictions in California’s Mendocino County

By Martin W. Lewis | February 27, 2012 | 6 Comments
California 2008 Election Map from Dave Leip's Atlas

A GeoCurrents post last week highlighted the left-wing orientation of Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County, while noting that not all residents lean to the left. The same observation holds for Mendocino County as a whole. Recent election returns show roughly one-third of Mendocino voters selecting Republican candidates, including John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. As the election …

The Republic of Lakotah, The Alaskan Independence Party, and the Second Vermont Republic

By Martin W. Lewis | March 31, 2010 | 3 Comments

Many Native Americans are worried about the reduction of tribal sovereignty. A few are so angry at the United States that they have declared independence. In 2007, Russell Means and a few other Lakota (Sioux) activists delivered formal papers of separation in Washington, D.C. They insisted that their self-proclaimed Republic of Lakotah was not seceding

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