What We’re Reading May 12, 2015

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Trending: No, Hillary Did Not Win the Popular Vote…And Yes, the Electoral College Did Protect America from Corruption at the Ballot Box

You simply must read Fox News’ Kirsten Powers latest Op-Ed for Christianity Today on the Rise of the Intolerant Left.

Dr. Ben Carson outlines his plan for a flat-tax proposal and calls liberals condescending for saying that poor people can’t and won’t pay the same tax rates as the wealthy. Dr. Carson also took issue with the idea that the flat tax rate had to be higher than 20% to work…

“If you eliminate the loopholes and the deductions, then you’re really talking about a rate between 10 and 15 percent,” Carson said his experts’ research has shown. “Let’s have a battle of the experts.”

A flat tax would help the government run like a business rather than the “great inefficient behemouth that we have now,” he said.

“If everybody is paying, it makes it very difficult for these politicians to come along and raise taxes.”

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has finally unmasked his true political alliances by coming out against his fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul (R-KY) and in favor of the NSA mass-spying program.

New reports out of Iraq and Syria say that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been seriously injured in a US led bombing strike back in March, and that his injuries may be causing bigger problems for ISIS than our government realized.

In Afghanistan the women’s rights movement is growing by leaps and bounds… which has the religious clerics worrying about the direction their nation is moving in.

Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Koran.

Don’t be bewildered by Republicans who seem to be taking Donald Trump seriously, there are apparently more of them than you might think. Because of this steady (but small) level of support, Trump will stick around longer than any of us want him to.

The latest Bloomberg polls out of New Hampshire show that Hillary Clinton has a lot to be worried about and that the GOP has plenty of options in the “Live Free or Die” State.

George Zimmerman is in the news again – this time he was wounded in a shooting with another Florida man.

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