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civil war II? California's fevered fantasies

The movement afoot in California to have the state secede from the Union--advocates call it Calexit--is gaining publicity if not support. One poll shows 32% of Democrats ready to vote yes on a pullout referendum. Petition signatures are being collected to get the question of ditching the good ol' U.S.A. put on the ballot. One secession-advocate group has received financial support from--you guessed it--Vladimir Putin's Russia.

The whole idea is preposterous. The U.S. isn't the EU. This uni

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