In 1998, Mother Jones had a brief, superficial overview of the major American secession movements, starting with--Texas. It mentioned Hawaiian sovereignty, and quoted Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell.
From half a year ago, Rod Dreher predicting "Our Trump-ish, Cruz-y Future":
Neither Trump nor Cruz is electable. It’s looking like the only GOP candidate who might have the power to stop them is Marco Rubio, of all people. If he can’t do it, Republican Party bigs may have to hold their noses and back Cruz as the only way of stopping Trump.
It wasn’t long ago that Republicans were excited about the 2016 race, looking out over all the strong candidates in the field. That was before the Summer of Trump.