Nathan Lefthand is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He wrote this and more at Indian Country Today:
It is constitutional to create a new state out of an existing state(s), in this case, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, with the approval of those state legislatures and of Congress. The process for carving out a new state is outlined in Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution. One rider, one act of Congress, can change it all, and believe me, looking at a few of our borders; it’s getting crowded, “out there." We need to be the fifty-first state in the United States of America. The State of Navajo.Yes, Mr. Lefthand: there is a Santa Clause.
Oh yeah, from yesterday's segment on World Radio Day, Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan read aloud some listeners' most vivid memories:
Larry Kurtz(ph) tweets: Scott Simon announcing the Columbia disaster.