Author: Steven Towers

So, State of Jefferson fans, here’s my plan. I’m not claiming that it’s fleshed out entirely, and I’m not guaranteeing that it would work, but it’s a start.

First, Jefferson proponents would collect enough signatures for a state ballot initiative that would, as an amendment to the state constitution, allow self-selected counties to form an autonomous region, somewhat similar to self-governing Greenland, the Falkland Islands, and the tribal areas of northern Pakistan.

I recently read a Facebook exchange between two young gentlemen—members of a Sacramento-area band on the rise—regarding a satiric song by one of one of my favorite poet-jesters of the Americana/Texas Outlaw music genre,...