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Perhaps the ugliest Republican debate yet

I expected, going in to the Republicans having a debate on MLK day in the first state to secede and fire shots in the Civil War, that there would probably be a few jaw-dropping dog whistles blown to race-bait a crowd that’s got a lot of people still bitter about…

Rick Perry to propose flat tax as part of economic plan

Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will unveil a national flat tax as part of his economic plan, according to the Washington Post. Perry announced his plan at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, but gave no details. “A change election requires a new direction, and…

Ron Paul: Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan too regressive

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Tuesday on CNN that businessman Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan was “dangerous” and would place a burden on the poor. Cain’s plan would eliminate the current individual income tax, corporate income tax, payroll tax, and estate and gift tax, and replace them with…

Gary Johnson to appear in Thursday night’s Republican debate

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be included in the Fox News/Google Debate in Orlando on September 22, despite objections from the Florida Republican Party. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports…

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