The Big Conversation:
The latest Texas secession talk may be nothing more than political fodder, but at least one of the state's politicians is taking it seriously.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul on Monday wrote on his congressional website that while he thought the recent online petition to let Texas withdraw from the U.S. wouldn't gain much traction, the concept of secession warrants a national discussion.
"Secession is a deeply American principle," he wrote. "This country was born through secession. Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those 'traitors' became our country’s greatest ...